Cognizance are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a very technical and melodic form of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 ep "inceptum".
A very heavy and melodic death/thrash sound starts off the ep along with some growling vocals, screams and blast beats and a few seconds alter technical guitar leads become a part of the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
You can hear a lot of early 90's death metal and thrash influences in the bands musical style but done in more of a modern fashion and the solos and leads also demonstrate a great amount of talent and skill and the second song gets a bit more brutal while also being very melodic and technical at the same time.
Cognizance takes both the melodic and technical sides of death metal and adds in a touch of thrash to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover philosophical themes.
In my opinion Cognizance are a very great sounding technical and melodic death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Succession Of Flesh". 8 out of 10.