Distant Mind Alternative
Distant Mind Alternative Studio album by Kohllapse Released 1999
Length 56:56 Label Self-Released
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Distant Mind Alternative
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Distant Mind Alternative is the second full-length album by the Australian group Kohllapse, released in 1999.
While the album was originally self-released, Distant Mind Alternative was distributed through Nuclear Blast USA. A musicvideo was shot for "Thorn", and was released on HM Magazine's Heaven's Metal Video Magazine Volume 6 VHS.
Musically, Distant Mind Aternative is darker, doomier and more atmospheric than the self-titled album. The album introduced a more mellow and somber direction with more emphasis on dark electronical sounds. The album incorporates strong darkwave an industrial elements on songs such as "Real Man in Quicksand". Ro Edwards switched his vocal out put to a more deeper baritone singing in contrast with the previous death growl style. Edwards' vocal patterns on this album are said to be reminiscent of those of Peter Steele (Type O Negative) while he also incorporates some extreme vocals. Anne Marootians did some female vocals on the song "Contort".
Distant Mind Aternative achieved rave reviews and critics called it innovative for its style that combined darkwave with doom metal.
- "Thorn" - 5:19
- "Real Man in Quicksand" - 5:28
- "Seven" - 7:51
- "Gravitation" - 5:47
- "Ghost storm" - 4:02
- "Eclipse" - 7:27
- "Contort" - 7:13
- "Deep blue" - 5:47
- "Insight" - 6:26
- "Hidden Track" - 1:35
- ^ Jonsson, Johannes (1997-1998). "News 1997". The Metal For Jesus!. http://www.metalforjesus.org/news1997.htm. Retrieved 2007-09-29. "Kohllapse is, at last, receiving major label interest!! (1997-12-18); "Congrats to Kohllapse on obtaining Nuclear Blast America for its distributor." (1998-03-05); "Kohllapse recently inked a distribution deal with Nuclear Blast USA.. unfortunately, they also, again, lost their bassist, Bevan Carroll, and are now seeking bassists.." (1998-02-26)"
- ^ "Kohllapse Interview". Jesus Metal. 2005. http://home.wanadoo.nl/kemman/interview32.htm. Retrieved 2007-09-29.
- ^ "Kohllapse". No Life 'til Metal. 2007. http://www.nolifetilmetal.com/khollapse.html. Retrieved 2007-09-29.
- ^ "Kohllapse - Distant Mind Alternative (Re-Issue)". The Whipping Post. 2005. http://thewhippingpost.tripod.com/kohllapsedistantmindalternative.htm. Retrieved 2007-09-29.
- ^ Distant Mind Alternative at Metal-Archives
- ^ Distant Mind Alternative at Soundmass.com
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