Monday, January 30, 2017


THE MORBID TANGO by Cosmosquad
(Marmaduke Records)

L.A. based power trio known as Cosmo Squad are back with their latest and most powerful release, 'The Morbid Tango'. Jeff Kollman(Bombastic Meatbats, Glenn Hughes, Mogg/Way) on guitar, Shane Gaalaas (B'z, Diesel Machine, MSG) on drums, and Kevin Chown (Tarja, Bombastic Meatbats, Paul Gilbert) on bass. Incredible talent that continue to discover new territory. If there are three more accomplished musicians alive than these guys, I'd sure like to know who they are. Chops up the wazoo; musical sophistication to make a Julliard or Berklee professor blush. Every song on 'The Morbid Tango'is killer and has its own personality. Whether rock, fusion, or melodic , these tunes are well thought out with arrangements to die for. Personal favorites, "Morbid Tango", "Cyclops", "Anatomy Of A Beatdown", "The Crosses" and "Beyond Death's Door". You can get lost in these songs and shouldn't focus too long on one instrument because the sum is better than its parts. The songwriting is bolder and more aggressive than their previous releases and the interplay between musicians is so tight and flawless it will leave your jaw on the floor. If you don't know who The Cosmosquad are, you probably won't like this record, but if you know Jeff Kollman, Shane Gallas and Kevin Chown (go google it now) you know you should check this record out.'The Morbid Tango' is a auditory mind blowing experience that takes instrumental recordings to a whole new listening experience it will stimulate your senses in ways unimaginable.
  Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

1 comment:

  1. Nice review, Tony! I’m a big fan of all three of these guys, especially Jeff Kollman. It’s great to see Cosmosquad get some recognition. I interviewed Jeff a few times and my name appears in the Squadrophenia cd booklet, which made me mighty proud! Jeff also hooked me up with Phil Mogg for an interview around the time UFO was recording Covenant and Phil sent me a pre-release mix of the record with his own handwriting on the burned cd! Anyway, I’m going to spend some time on your blog - just wanted to say hello and wish another fan all the best. Take it easy, man!