|If you like your Doom set in a more Traditional meets Gothic frame, then you’ll be in for a treat with Morito Ergo Sum.
|If you like your Doom set in a more Traditional meets Gothic frame, with riffs that take on the fusion of Toni Iommi and Jerry Cantrell, vocals conveyed in a gloomy clean tone (think ’She Is The Dark’ from My Dying Bride) and a decent amount of repetition on certain songs, then you could find yourself with a new album to admire this season. You don't like that, you say? Well, then read a different review! The album closer, "Moonchild", is an especially stand-out track which showcases some beautiful clean guitar tones to go along with the aforementioned stylings. I must note, however, that I hope it's just my copy of the album that has the drums so high in the mix that they occasionally peak the volume range, causing a fair amount of crackling. This minor glitch could create somewhat of a nuisance to the listener. Fix that nonsense! Moving on... |
Sifting around through the individual elements of the group, the drummer is a noticeably stand-out musician in regards to this style of music. What you get here is a strong array of perfectly melded fills and odd rhythmic moments without unnecessary flash, making for a noteworthy performance throughout the recording. In regards to the entire band, one of the only downsides you can really mention is that if you're familiar with the late 90's/early 00's releases from the My Dying Bride catalog and rid it of almost any Death Doom traces, you'de be more than prepared for a good portion of what's thrown at you here. That can, however, be seen as a good thing if one is trying to establish themselves amongst one of the larger demographics in the Doom community. This is, after all, the band's first proper release and a pretty strong start if I must say so myself. All in all, I would give the album eight out of ten rotting skulls... but I just don't have any of those sitting around. Someone please tear this band from the talons of the unsigned market!
1. Behind These Tears
2. When The Grass Grows Over Me
3. This Selfish Act
Duration : Approx. 31 minutes
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