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THE WIND, THE TREES AND THE SHADOWS OF THE PAST

The Morningside

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.54 | 30 ratings

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clarke2001
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1 stars Here's an album containing 40 minutes of wall of sounds, with no writings on it, without being painted in an attractive colour...even without the purpose.

It is balanced. It is concrete. And almost nothing else.

When I say it is balanced, I mean it's perfectly balanced: it's a perfect ratio between post rock and metal. And nothing else. It's certainly not taking the best from the both worlds, it's just combining templates; a cold example, and a shallow one at that. There's not a single moment on the album where I can attach my heart to; there's no emotion except for the great gray fist of Boredom.

Why is that so?

Well, it's simply a matter of taste I guess. I just doesn't work for me. Post rock moments here doesn't sound very convincing, they were played thousands of times before, with much more energy. The metal riffs used here are forgettable, as they were forgettable 20 years ago, because they were derived and derived. It sound like these guys are trying really hard to squeeze emotion from a template. Brutal, high-pitched vocals won't help; although I admire the skill (and I like tasteful amounts of that kind of vocals), it's just another desperate scream from a tiny human being trying to be different and forcing it. No, thank you. It will be forgotten in years to come. I don't need this. Life is full of sorrow anyway.

clarke2001 | 1/5 |

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