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THEOSIS

The Mourning

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4.66 | 11 ratings | 3 reviews | 45% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 2018

Songs / Tracks Listing


1. Edge of Time (5:47)
2. Heartbeat (4:48)
3. Moment (6:00)
4. Storm Clouds Gather (2:29)
5. Theosis (8:09)
6. Moment (Radio Edit) (3:55)
7. Heartbeat (Foxbloom Remix) (3:45)

Total Time 33:33

Line-up / Musicians


- Johnny Ray / Vocals/Keys
- Spence Howard / Bass
- Jason Berlin / Drums
- John Richardson / Keys
- Thomas Griggs / Guitars

Releases information

EP self-released February 24, 2018.

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THE MOURNING Theosis ratings distribution


4.66
(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(45%)
45%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(18%)
18%
Good, but non-essential (27%)
27%
Collectors/fans only (9%)
9%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

THE MOURNING Theosis reviews


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Review by rdtprog
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR RPI / Symphonic Prog Team
5 stars The band likes to surprise you with music that covers different moods, from the acoustic passage to the pure jazz section, then a little circus music to spices things up in this metal prog. The music has some great atmosphere with that sax part, that furious and crazy kind of synth part and that funny ending in the song "Heartbeat". The band delivers some great instrumental intro in their songs with some female vocals and some amazing breaks where the pace is never fast for too long. "Storm Clouds Gater" comes at the right place with a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere. The title track is the longest track and shows again the songwriting talent of the band and that they can when they want display some great guitar and keyboard work. This is too short for the music quality. Recommended to a lot of Progressive Rock fans.
Review by kev rowland
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
5 stars It was suggested to me that I really ought to listen to the debut EP from Florida-based band The Mourning, and as soon as I streamed it I knew that I had to write about it. Led by keyboard player and singer Johnny Ray, this musically is a real mess, and I love it. There are times when I think that they are bringing in Savatage for a new generation, then it's Cardiacs, then Discipline, then they are using fairground music, and after a while I just give up and decide that these guys are truly being progressive and I'm just going to sit back and enjoy it and give up trying to describe it.

This, their debut release, contains seven songs and comes in at thirty-five minutes long, and they are currently working on their debut album, which if this is anything to go by will be a killer. It made me think very much of the Nineties when there were bands bringing together influences from multiple sources and then letting the audience find them, as opposed to creating something rather more generic for which they knew there were people who would listen to the music. It really sounds like the guys are having fun, and Johnny has a great voice, but Spence Howard produces some wonderful lines on bass, Jason Berlin is never content to provide any sort of basic backing, John Richardsen utilises multiple different styles on keyboards while Thomas Griggs can riff like a bastard, throw down power chords, or be rather more gentle in his approach. They also bring in guests in vocals and additional instrumentation, and the result is an incredible well balanced and powerful progressive rock album. 'Moment' has everything, and while Johnny goes off the scale vocally it is the nuances such as a bass chord that really makes this pop.

The Mourning are an exciting new band, and when they come back with a full-length album I am convinced they are going to have a major impact on the progressive scene.

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4 stars THEOSIS, burnishing the soul through suffering. FIRST, a bit of theology "...theosis is also the state of being divinized or God-infused, both in character and in person." In many spiritual traditions, the ORDEAL or quest is part of becoming divinized, transcending one's limited nature, and ... (read more)

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