Origin: France
Genres: Progressive Metal, Death Metal
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Symbyosis  


The French band Symbyosis was initially conceived as a solo instrumental project by guitarist Franck Kobolt, under the title Chrysalid. Eventually he was persuaded to record, with the two releases The Fluid and Crisis being largely the efforts of Kobolt (playing most of the instruments and programming the drums as well) and vocalist Corrosive Bob, with a few additional studio musicians helping out. Crisis is an adventurous and impressive work, one of the few albums that can truly be labelled progressive death, as it combines the traditional progressive melodies (particularly the Dream Theater-styled keyboard work) with the harsh black/death vocals of Bob and the crunchy technical guitars of Kobolt. The musicianship and arrangements here are varied and in top form -- there's really no one else attempting this kind of sound. Crisis is a highly recommended technical prog/death album. Eventually Kobolt and Bob recruited a new lineup and released the double CD On The Wings Of Phoenix in 2005.

Current Members

Corrosive Bob

vocals

Franck Kobolt

guitars

Nikos Kevorkian

guitars

Antoine Rognon

bass

Tarik Zulficar

drums

Former Members/Guests

Karl

guitars

Gerom Oslanon

backing vocals

Cryopsis

backing vocals

Phil Quist

drums


Discography



(EP) The Fluid 
2000 Listenable
  1. To Decant Souls
  2. Quest Of The Dolphin
  3. Crusades I: Faith
  4. Crusades II: Thibalt
  5. Crusades III: Angel
  • Corrosive Bob
  • Franck Kobolt
  • Karl
  • Gerom Oslanon
  • Cryopsis
  • Phil Quist




Crisis 
2000 Listenable
  1. Opening Act
  2. To Decant Souls
  3. Quest Of The Dolphin
  4. Ephemeral Life Conductor
  5. Self Mutation
  6. Kahl Palyn
  7. Acrid Nebula
  8. Triton (The Light Guide)
  9. The Obscure Periplus Of Thanos
  10. Der Waltz Von Gehangen
  11. The Epileptic Modern Artistic Non-Believer
  12. Little Princess
  13. Synthesis
  • Corrosive Bob
  • Franck Kobolt
  • Karl
  • Gerom Oslanon
  • Cryopsis
  • Phil Quist

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



On The Wings Of Phoenix 
2000 Hidden
  1. The Arrival
  2. Truth
  3. The Venom
  4. Dilemma
  5. Seizure of Power
  6. War Phenomenon
  7. Cupidity
  8. Famine
  9. Disease
  10. Death Apogee
  11. Peace
  12. Crusades Part IV
  13. Crusades Part V
  14. Crusades Part VI
  15. Life
  16. Dreamchild
  17. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Iron Maiden cover)
  18. Read Between the Lies (Slayer cover)
  19. Trail of Tears
  20. Twisted Truth
  21. When Napalm Fits to Skin
  22. Quest of the Dolphin
  23. Little Princess
  24. Princess Ending
  • Corrosive Bob
  • Franck Kobolt
  • Nikos Kevorkian
  • Antoine Rognon
  • Tarik Zulficar


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