On October 26th, New Jersey’s tech death giants Cognitive’s new album Matricide will arrive via Unique Leader. The group has already shared their brutal song “Omnicide,” and now they’re streaming another single,“Fragmented Perception.” The track explores the frustration and misery that goes along with working the daily low-wage grind as vocalist Shane Jost explained:
“I wrote the lyrics to ‘Fragmented Perception‘ while I was having a panic about my job. I’m a low-ranking worker at a popular chain of super centers and I hate working there. Just the thought of punching that time clock day in and day out fills me with dread. I think a lot of low-wage workers feel this way.
One night I was just laying in bed, staring at the ceiling, sick with anxiety about having to go do the same mind-numbing task again tomorrow and every day for the foreseeable future, and it all finally boiled over. I wrote down exactly what was going on in my head and now we have this song.”
Guitarist Rob Wharton commented on the record:
“The band really took a lot of time with making sure this album was different than our last album Deformity. We were extremely happy with the way that album was received, but wanted to try and offer something different this time around. This album pushed all of us on our instruments, but while being hard to play, we wanted to make sure the songs were fun and catchy.
‘We incorporated a ton of new things into this album, while still making sure it sounded like us. We wanted to be more in your face, while still having some abstract passages in the songs. A lot went into this album and we think it’s our best material yet, and we’re very excited for everyone to hear it.”
Listen to the song below and pre-order the album here.