The harmonies seem at first to be static and frozen in time, as they slowly move into the nothingness exiled deep inside your soul. With a consistent reverberation of sometimes antagonistic rhythms, Conscious in Coma not only reveals the brightest side of the genre, but seeks to open new ones. Hardly having heavy harmonies or rapidly aggressive guitar lines, the slowness here is never compromised by boredom, but voraciously dilutes ostensibly imperial melodies into the most sober hemispheres of your sensibilities.
Technically superior, but full of soul as well, here there is so much emotion and motivation reverberating over a despondent sense of dramatic talent, that you feel simply amazed the whole album. Trapped by an energizing – but nevertheless sorrowful – stream of salutary melodies, what we have on this album are not mere tracks, but one masterpiece after another. With an evolutionary musical scale that expands sonorous boundaries, Worthless Life is not only impressive, but drastically lucid, in its delightful proposal of creating a new form of lugubrious music, that goes beyond revitalizing the genre, as create an entirely new one. Transcending black metal in all of its surreal narratives, for a long time a record didn’t struck me with so much power, strength, vigor, authenticity and originality.
Literally, every track is an astounding surprise. With narrowed ascendant passages that express a pure agony, this album manages to be dark and melancholic without been negative, depressive or sad. Each guitar vibe is an underworld virtue expressing the wishes of its own light, in a consistent sonorous antagonism that never has worked better in history.
Sincerely delightful, amazing, greatly innovative, purely philosophical, destructively constructive and razor-blade lucid, Conscious in Coma’s sonorous proposal may reflect perfectly its title, as this is exactly what you feel while listening to this state of the art work! Man, I don’t know about calling this black metal, as does not sound at all as black metal to me – neither DSBM, nor melodic black metal [although, paradoxically, the core of both subgenres are deeply concentrated in all of the songs, all the time] –, but masterly overwhelms and transcends everything you thought you knew about the genre. It is so much beyond everything being created and executed at an ordinary genre level, in the contemporary underground scene, that this certainly deserves another name.
Well, this is my evaluation about Conscious in Coma: a state of the art work! Superior, higher, ambivalent and fulfilled by a graceful perception of artistry. And only on hearing them you will positively comprehend what I am trying to describe. Completely enchanted and mesmerized, I can only wish them a long, significant and successful career. They not only deserve, I wish everybody could be satisfied and inspired by Worthless Life, in the same level they inspire me!