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Morgion : Solinari

The USA is not best known for its many death/doom-metal acts. But there are actually rather a lot extremely good bands out there and Morgion is one of the best ever. Like most of their fellow death/doomy countrymen they started out making heavy "slowed down death-metal" and to an extent still do.

'Solinari' is by no means easy to digest musical food, nor does it show any gothic influences. However compared to their previous effort 'Among Majestic Ruin' the album has become more accessible. When the first track 'The Serpentine Scrolls / Decent to Arawn' starts playing the sheer atmosphere rolls in. Images of mist filled plains and clandestine meetings of druids fill ones mind. Whispers and harsh grunts come forth as the music rolls on without retention. But always with enough space to let the keyboards in and create a mystical atmosphere. In good old doom tradition the music is nice and slow without ever becoming boring. This because of the great build-up of suspense in the music.

When the music of last track '...the Last Sunrise', a dark-wave like instrumental, slowly dies away it takes you a few minutes to snap back into reality, usually only to press the play button again.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. The Serpentine's Scroll / Descent to Arawn
2. Canticle
3. Solinari
4. Nightfall Infernal
5. All the Glory...
6. ...All the Loss
7. Blight
8. ...the Last Sunrise

Duration : Approx. 53 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Aldo Quispel
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