The Sun Also Rises For Unicorns


What is the so called musical style called Grunge? To be honest, it's not simply […]
December 11, 2015
Cochise - The Sun Also Rises For Unicorns` album cover

What is the so called musical style called Grunge? To be honest, it's not simply the sound from that wave of bands from Seattle from the beginning of the 90s, nor the trend that invaded USA and banned Metal to underground. No, it's not so easy. And of course to label bands as SOUNDGARDEN, ALICE IN CHAINS, or MONSTER MAGNET as Grunge is a great mistake.

In terms of musical features, Grunge Rock can be described as the fusion from elements from the 60s and 70s, and something from North American Southern Rock with the nasty sound from earlier Punk Rock. This conception is more precise to describe the music, the rest is up to you (my balls can't stand endless discussions about clothes or attitudes). And we could say that the Polish quartet COCHISE is a Metal/Grunge band, indeed, because the musical elements from these styles are gathered together on their album "The Sun Also Rises For Unicorns".

Yes, we could say that they are a band with a Grunge Rock insight on their musical work, with tender and introspective melodies, but having some aggressive moments, giving a fine and balanced contrast on their songs. And let's speak the truth: a whole album with only introspective moments can something really boring. With some good riffs, fine vocals and solid work done on bass guitar and drums, and their efforts turns into a form of music extremely tender and accessible for a broader public.

The production of the album is very good, because their sound quality is extremely clear, but using some very good heavy tunes on guitars. But being honest, it's a bit different from that noisy and raw quality that earlier bands from the style used on their earlier works. But music is music, so their choice for a clean sound is something we can understand and accept their way. And clean as it is, their music becomes more easy to be swallowed by fans that don't hear Metal.

The hooking "The Boy Who Lived Before" (a bit and nasty Rock'n'Roll song full of good riffs, being fast and full of energy), the heavy weight from "I Don't Care" (full of introspective moments, but along, there are heavy and abrasive moments, with a more technical insight on the rhythmic session), the beautiful "Homeland" (a heavy and accessible song, filled with fine and tender vocals), the savage and melodic "Perfect Place To Die", the accessible and strong "Monster", and the charming "Karma" (tender, melodic, but still with a strong dose of commercial Rock'n'Roll) can be named as their best moments. But all the album is so good.

These guys really will astonish us in a near future.

8 / 10


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"The Sun Also Rises For Unicorns" Track-listing:

1. The Sun Also Rises for Unicorns
2. The Boy Who Lived Before
3. I Don't Care
4. Homeland
5. The Viper Room
6. Falling
7. Circus
8. Perfect Place To Die
9. Stupid Love
10. Monster
11. Black Summer
12. Karma
13. Dead Men Wanted

Cochise Lineup:

Paweł Małaszyński - Vocals
Wojtek Napora - Guitars
Radek Jasiński - Bass
Czarek Mielko - Drums

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