First Utterance

Comus - First Utterance
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1971 Ratings: #73 / 128
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Based on 161 ratings
1971 Ratings: #28
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MickyT
80
Yeah this was certainly one of the freakiest folk records I've heard alright. Comus' debut album 'first utterance' to say the least, is quite bizarre, it's an album that is quite intriguing in its sound which is like listening in on some strange cultist ritual being performed and pretty out there with its very violent and disturbing lyrics. It's a collection of crazy and eclectic folk songs that don't hold back on the weirdness which is a charm it possesses and I think its strange-ness is a ... read more
nostalgia
80
ℕ𝕠𝕀π•₯π•’π•π•˜π•šπ•’ π•’π•Ÿπ•• π•Šπ•’π•¦π•–π•–π•›π•šπ•– ℙ𝕠𝕨𝕖𝕣 ℍ𝕠𝕦𝕣: π”Έπ•π•“π•¦π•ž 𝕋𝕙𝕣𝕖𝕖

'First Utterance' oftentimes sounds like the musical equivalent of being kidnapped by a remote tribe and being forced to participate in some strange ritual you don't understand the purpose of, and as much as that doesn't sound very great, this album is exactly that, great.

It's a strange, eclectic and, quite crazy array of folk songs ... read more
zachthesnack
96
This record is an absolute experience.

A haunting, disturbing, hour-long psychedelic folk odyssey. This record has so many insane tracks that I see my self returning to for a long time to come! Id never heard of this band prior to listening to this, and it seems like this is there only real record of note, but boy what a record this is! I was hooked from the very beginning and it was such a thrilling ride all the way through! It was well over an hour and length and many of the songs were 10 ... read more
HoodieBraden
80
The early 70s was a golden era for folk music, particularly singer-songwriter and folk-rock. This ultra-weird and unique project is certainly not what you would hear on the radio waves during that time. Clocking in at just under 50 minutes, it miraculously keeps your interest throughout the entire runtime thanks to its unpredictability. You truly don't know what style is gonna be thrown at you next with this record. Weird folk....very weird folk.

Decent 8/10
ASh1nyGiratina
100
Hi, welcome to my second review of one of my perfect albums. In this review I’m going to be talking about the most unexpected, out of left field, shocking, disturbing, and mind-blowing record I’ve heard in a while.
Comus is a band that, despite probably having somewhat of an underground cult status (in more ways than one) in the British folk scene, is relatively unknown throughout the world. The most viewed song of theirs on YouTube has a mere 200k views, which is shockingly low ... read more
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Added on: June 6, 2015