Downtuned, Heavy, Modern Groove centric Metal. That's Cognition, Modern Metal band from Kolbotn, Norway.
The band started in Norway in 2005. The same year, the first demo CD, "Alienation", was released and received some positive criticism in the underground music press, seeing Icon Music Mag make comparisons to Rob Zombie and Sepultura. Certainly not a common combination. The year after saw the release of the second demo, "Apocalyptic". This time, the press described the music as a mixture of Nine Inch Nails, Voivod and Venom. The debut album, "Omnipotent", released in 2010, collected a myriad of Metal oriented styles in one overly varied and experimental album, featured a bunch of guest performances by skilled musicians in the UK underground Metal scene. The press described the album as a mixture of Metal, Industrial and Goth. 2012 saw the release of the EP, "Black Horizon", a sort of progressive and experimental mixture of Modern metal with Black Metal influences. 2013 marked the year when Cognition moved from six string to seven string guitars and developed a relentlessly heavy and groove centric Metal sound.