Sharing Space is the second full-length album by Australian rock band Cog, released on 12 April 2008. The album was, once again, produced by Sylvia Massy in Weed, California. The album peaked at number 2 on the Australian Recording Industry Association album chart. Following the success of the previous album, Cog once again chose to record the follow-up at RadioStar Studios in Weed, California with Sylvia Massy
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The second album by Australian alternative metal outfit Cog downplays the heavy Tool and System of a Down influence of 2005's The New Normal in favor of a varied and dynamic take on heavy rock that allows the band's own musical personality to develop
Sharing Space Lyrics. All the faces that we've learnt to love And all the tears we cried when we opened up. I been working, dreaming, wanting something more And i'm thinking; all this shit i'm doing, what's it for? I'm waiting for the day to arrive. To us all, it's happening Hanging on to anything. All the voices, can you hear them when they're shouting out? Maybe some day we will find out what it's all about.
With Sharing Space, Cog have kept all the length of their esteemed debut, but axed many of the things that originally made them interesting to listen to. It is a sizable risk for any band, regardless of how skilled, to open an album with a nearly ten minute song, but to open with ten minute-ish track that barely changes throughout it's duration and never arrives at any sort of climax is like a racehorse right out of the gate tripping over a twig and falling flat o. Another thing that really drags down the rest of the album is the substantial lack of substance to it all. As I mentioned, Cog made Sharing Space significantly less complex and softer than The New Normal while still keeping it pretty damn long.