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Coan Teen - Daily Soap Engineers (8,5/10) - Germany - 2003

Genre: Nu-Metal
Label: Swell Creek
Playing time: 77:06
Band homepage: Coan Teen

Tracklist:

  1. In The Morning
  2. (God-)Given
  3. Big Five
  4. Trap
  5. Forest
  6. Gap
  7. Hole
  8. Face Mask
  9. The Softer Side
  10. Daily Soap Engineers
  11. Bad Habit
  12. Get It
  13. In Time
  14. Hidden Track
Coan Teen - Daily Soap Engineers
That's what I call consequent and tireless working, because COAN TEEN only exist since 1999, but what they have achieved in the past four years is astonishing. With "Fluids" the Hanover (Germany) based band released a debut EP in May 2002 that made people listen up. The up-to-date Rock/Metal could convince right away and left the listeners waiting for a full album.

They did not have to wait long, because with "Daily Soap Engineeres" we now get the 14 song longplayer and the result is, as could be expected, phenomenal. You hear that the musicians already had a lot of experience with earlier bands, so the professional and technically proficient execution of each track is almost logical. Still the high standard is remarkable and COAN TEEN won't have to fear international comparisons in a hundred years. The musical likings should be somewhere in the middle of TOOL, PANTERA or SOUNDGARDEN. Sometimes I also feel reminded of cult bands like DEPRESSIVE AGE or FAITH NO MORE. I cannot see an end to their overflowing creativity, so I have to attest COAN TEEN a really impressive feat here.

"Daily Soap Engineers" has turned out to be a very melancholic album that never leaves heaviness to be desired with its damn fat grooves and with its finely structured loud/low dynamics sets a true fire ablaze in your brain. Even after several hours it doesn't get boring and I dare to predict that COAN TEEN should be among the established greats of their home country soon and the international breakthrough should only be a matter of time. The mix of very catchy melodies and variable compositions will keep the listener interested for a long time and is worth the money at any time. You should not fear for the future of COAN TEEN and if they continue like that, then we should hear a lot more soon already. (Online April 18, 2003)

Alexander Ehringer



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