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SORROW

The 3rd And The Mortal

 

Experimental/Post Metal

2.75 | 16 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars The debut recording from this band. It detonated like a bomb on the scene when it was released. Oh, those memories. I was there. This EP made me feel alive and in the middle of something very special. I went to their gig with Carpathian Full Moon and I witnessed this band live. I spoke to Kari Rueslåtten. I was there. I was a fan. I was doing reviews for some magazines.

........maybe I am still a fan. Or maybe not. A lot of things has happend since the release of this EP. The band went off into the big wide universe like a rocket, imploded and then fell back to earth. Tragic. Stupid.

The EP starts with the good prog-doom track Grevinnens Bønn, which is a good track. The best track on this EP in fact. It builds up with guitars, Kari takes over and then the guitars goes into a crescendo. I have missed this track during the ten years long break from this EP. Sorrow is next track out and it is an overkill by Kari again. In retrospective, Kari's voice was far too powerful on both this EP and the Tears Laid In Earth album. The band became kind of Kari Rueslaatten & The Third And The Mortal during the two records with Kari. Anyway; the track Sorrow is Kari's vocals with an accoustic guitar. Nothing else. Good song, but I feel Kari kind of overpronounce the words on this song. Ring Of Fire is very good and Kari Rueslaatten & The Third And The Mortal finally gets the balance between vocals and the other instruments right. Silently I Surrender is not their greatest moment. It is a kind of attempt of doing a complex song. The intro is good with tonnes of heavy guitars, the balance between vocals and instruments is about right, but the song is running out of steam half way through and looses the plot halfway through when Kari takes over. No criticism of her, but the song let's her down here. Some good vocal harmonies though and a good piece of guitar before the accoustic guitar part kick the song into the long grass.

I still think this is a good EP. I cannot give it 4 stars, but it deserves 3 stars.

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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