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27.04.2021

MORPHIUM

The Fall

Anmeldt av Jens Nepper
(Art Gates Records, 2021)

Karakter: 4/6

MORPHIUM The Fall cover.jpgThe Spanish metallers Morphium spew forth a high-energy brand of pounding yet varied metalcore with plenty of influences from death metal and goth metal to it, and there is groove, crushing breakdowns and atmospherics aplenty here, my friends. Lots of clever details and intriguing layers present themselves throughout and the members of the quintet clearly have a good ear for strong melodies and an admirable ability to conjure up an obscene amount of bombast.

This is one well-arranged and great-sounding record that packs a punch and delivers a massive dose of hooks in the riffs- and vocal-departments. A couple of mediocre tracks do crop up and fail to keep up the momentum, but in the overall perspective these guys churn out something that feels passionate and less formulaic and predictable than many similar acts and outfits out there. "The Fall" might not set the metal scene afire or revolutionize anything as such, but it is a genuinely satisfying listen where aggression, melodicism, diversity, and emotional depth come together quite beautifully and rarely fail to work in tandem and complement each other. Make sure you check the songs titled "Blacksoul" and "Something Dead Inside" as well as the brooding title track that ends the disc on a rather somber note.


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