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4 stars Power trio Mörglbl return with their 5th release titled Brutal Romance. Brutal Romance consists of an hour's worth of brilliant instrumental metal interspersed with jazzy interludes spread over 11 tracks. I believe that this album is going to be most appealing for fans of shred guitar heroes such as Joe Satriani or Steve Vai, as it is these guys that this album most reminds me. Mörglbl guitarist Christophe Godin performance on this album is worthy of being mentioned with these guitar shred legends. What is great about this album is that although the guitar is the star, the bass playing and drumming are quite virtuosic in their own rights, and both Ivan Rougny on bass and Aurelien Ouzoulias on drums each have their turns to shine. The first 10 tracks all consist of wall-to-wall "melt your face off" jams. It is only on the last track, 11 Casse, where the band decide to slow things down and bring the listener back to a safer, calmer state of mind. As previously mentioned, I believe that this album will have the most appeal for fans of shred guitarists. From a progressive rock standpoint, this will be most appealing to fans of technical metal who need a break from the brutal atonal screaming or death metal growls that usually accompany this type of music. Also, this album contains only guitars, bass, and drums so you will have to look elsewhere if you need your mellotron fix or you are really craving the oboe.
rushfan4 | 4/5 |


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