Xenosapien

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Xenosapien
Cover art by Orion Landau
Studio album by Cephalic Carnage
Released May 28, 2007 (2007-05-28)
Recorded December 2006 – February 2007
Genre Deathgrind
Length 48:54
Label Relapse
Producer Dave Otero
Cephalic Carnage chronology
Anomalies
(2005)
Xenosapien
(2007)
Misled by Certainty
(2010)
Alternative cover
LP cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Blabbermouth 9/10 stars[2]
Exclaim! favourable[3]
Exclaim! mixed[4]
Metal Hammer 8/10 stars[citation needed]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[5]
Stylus Magazine B+[6]

Xenosapien is the fifth full-length album by Cephalic Carnage. It was released on May 28, 2007, on Relapse Records.[7] "Endless Cycle of Violence" is the first single, and is available on the band's MySpace page. The album has received strong reviews, and peaked at #13 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Xenosapien was recorded from December 2006 to February 2007.[1]

The album was released on CD and 12" vinyl format. The vinyl edition was limited to 1000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Endless Cycle of Violence"   4:15
2. "Divination & Volition"   4:20
3. "Molting"   2:51
4. "Touched by an Angel"   2:55
5. "Vaporized"   1:45
6. "Heptarchy (In the UK)"   3:22
7. "G.lobal O.verhaul D.evice"   5:50
8. "Let Them Hate so Long as They Fear"   1:10
9. "The Omega Point"   2:22
10. "Megacosm of the Aquaphobics"   4:03
11. "Ov Vicissitude"   9:15
12. "Graul"   6:45

Personnel[edit]

Cephalic Carnage[edit]

  • Lenzig Leal – vocals
  • Zac Joe – guitar
  • John Merryman – drums
  • Steve Goldberg – guitar
  • Nick Schendzielos – bass, vocals

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) – vocals, saxophone ("G.lobal O.verhaul D.evice")[5]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Prato, Greg. "Xenosapien". allmusic.com. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ Alisoglu, Scott. "Cephalic Carnage Xenosapien review". blabbermouth.net. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://exclaim.ca/musicreviews/generalreview.aspx?csid2=846&fid1=25665&csid1=112
  4. ^ http://exclaim.ca/musicreviews/generalreview.aspx?csid2=846&fid1=25884&csid1=112
  5. ^ a b c "Xenosapien review". PopMatters. August 23, 2007. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/cephalic-carnage/xenosapien.htm
  7. ^ a b "Cephalic Carnage: New Album Title Announced". blabbermouth.net. March 21, 2007. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 

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