Course of Empire
Course Of Empire
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||Coming of the Century||Course Of Empire||4:04||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||God's Jig||Course Of Empire||4:01||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Copious||Course Of Empire||3:31||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Cradle Calls||Course Of Empire||4:04||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Under the Skies||Course Of Empire||4:08||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Peace Child||Course Of Empire||4:45||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Sins of the Fathers||Course Of Empire||3:26||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Thrust||Course Of Empire||7:30||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Mountains of the Spoken||Course Of Empire||3:41||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Dawn of the Great Eastern Sun||Course Of Empire||6:38||$1.69||View in iTunes|
This self-titled debut was originally released independently in 1990 by the Dallas band Course of Empire on the regional Carpe Diem label before being picked up and remastered by Zoo Records for a 1992 release. Considering the group's history with film, it isn't surprising that Course of Empire is a challenging and often cinematic recording, bravely attempting to transcend many of the more standard rock elements and instrumentation that it is built upon. The sprawling "Thrust" is one standout with its considerable sonic invention, and "Sins of the Fathers" delivers on a more traditional, song-oriented level. While the group's follow-up, Initiation, and other later releases further refined Course of Empire's almost industrial rock with tighter production and more unified lyrical themes (generally political and conspiratorial in nature), the relative rawness and personality of this debut is certainly worth checking out, especially for fans of the group's later work.
Years Active: '90s