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Morgion : A Slow Succumbing/Ebb Tide

After some time of silence Morgion has become fully active again and this demo/promo is their way of whetting our doomed appetite. This recording holds two tracks that will be featured on their upcoming third studio album. It showcases Morgion's evolution but also references to previous works.

The first thing that struck me was that the emphasis on clean vocals has become greater than before (not just whispers and such, but pure clean sung vocals!). Morgion is clearly further moving away from their more death-metalish past. Not to fear however, as they by long have not done away with the bellowing grunts and thundering death/doom we all got to know and love on their previous albums.

The focus on creating a haunting atmosphere is obviously still here also, and seems to be getting more attention than before. Slow and sullen riffing are key factors we simply can not get around. Nor the majestic, mournful atmosphere the band creates. Sometimes the music even becomes rather intimate and fragile. Morgion clearly still dwell in the land of druids and mystics.

Based upon this Demo, I can assure any fan of the previous works of Morgion that the new album promises to be greatness itself! I am very sure you will not be disappointed at all. Morgion have not turned their back on their previous sound, but they have also chosen to not simply re-hash old material. This demo clearly represents a musically more matured band playing some of the best atmosphere drenched Death/Doom out there.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. A slow Succumbing
2. Ebb tide

Duration : Approx. 23 minutes

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