I stumbled across this band from Australia purely through the fact that they share the same record label as the mighty Oceansize. All I can say is that I can't recommend this album and the equally fantastic "The New Normal" enough. Cog produce passionate, intelligent and textured rock music with politically aware lyrics and plenty of depth to keep you revisiting each track. Although frequent comparisons are made between Cog and Tool,their sound, to my ears, isn't obviously reminiscent of the latter band (of which I am also a huge fan). What they seem to have in common with bands like Tool, Porcupine Tree, The Mars Volta and Oceansize etc. is that sense of passion and urgency to the music they produce.
If you enjoy progressive, intelligent and layered music, which is immediate enough to hook you in, but deep enough to retain your interest, I can't see how you could go wrong by spending a bit of time investigating this band's impressive output.