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Coridian - EP Review: Oceanic

28 Aug 2015 // A review by Petros

You know when a band only exists as a vehicle for the lead singer. This is not one of those bands. Though ex-Mile High vocalist Dityís voice is prevalent on every track of Coridianís Oceanic , you can tell from the outset that this was once an instrumental band. 

They wear their instrumental origins on their sleeve. Itís all in the progressions and the moods. The sound-scaping with the effects and the way they donít use the same repetitious drum pattern with a fill every fourth bar and think they can get away with it. Itís about the voice blending into and being part of the music, as opposed to the music being constructed around the voice. 

Iím reminded of a little-known super-group of sorts, Soen. While their 2014 album Tellurian retained the distinctive Soen sound, it was a deviation from 2012ís Cognitive, which was critically panned for sounding more than a little Tool inspired. I mention this only because any comparisons made could prove detrimental to any further Coridian.

Pushing them into a peg hole shaped like Jakob and Kerretta because of the way all three bands treat music more as aural art than a money making personality cult, or in a box next to Chevelle because three of them have the same last name and they sound like Chevelle brings the risk the band will change their ways on the next release. Saying theyíre how Incubus should have sounded might bring out more Incubus, and ainít nobody got time for that.

Like Soen were good because they were this thinly veiled Tool tribute band, Coridian are good because of all the other bands they remind me of, and how they bring together the sounds I know into something different. Something unique. Something Coridian.

So you want a review of what Oceanic sounds like. It sounds like Coridian, and Coridian have a good thing going. Not to push them too quickly, but Iím looking forward to more.

You can find Oceanic on the Coridian Bandcamp or Soundcloud.

About Coridian

Take fireball vocal powerhouse Dity and the hard hitting, harder grooving Raven brothers, bind them together and you get Coridian. It's the four piece Auckland based group who are fast becoming one of the best new names in Kiwi rock.

A combination of emotive lyrics and heavy, yet still ambient, sound have crafted the
band's signature style. It's been described as, "impressive, power and pitching and
big crunchy walls of guitar" and "slick rock ballad wrapped in a metal coatingĒ

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Coridian


Year: 2017
Type: EP
Year: 2015
Type: EP

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