Italian technical death metal wizards conjure up their highly awaited full length album after releasing a belter of an EP in ‘Contact with the Entity’. Expectations were already sky high but it’s safe to say that Coexistence have not only met them but also surpassed them by a huge margin with ‘Collateral Dimension’. They’ve grown by leaps and bounds and this album here is nothing short of a marvel in comparison. There’s controlled aggression and exquisite melodies, ensconced effortlessly in their elaborate, sinuous and ever-changing structures. The album is highly varied and incorporates everything you’d want from this style of technical death metal with a lot of curveballs thrown in to prevent complacency from settling in. It’s an enchanting and rivetting experience from start to finish as you discover new facets every time. With a mind-blowing artwork from Adam Burke, the album is beautifully able to express its sci-fi-themed vision where this kind of music goes, with perfect production values ensuring that everything is clear yet powerful. This has already proved to be a good year for Transcending Obscurity for such forward-thinking death metal music goes, with bands like Hateful, Atræ Bilis and even Sepulchral Curse paving the way for Coexistence‘s release and others such as Depravity, The Scalar Process and Revulsion.