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The Morningside


Experimental/Post Metal

3.53 | 34 ratings

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5 stars First review. Has the world gone mad? This album IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD, and still no interest?

OK, few words about THE MORNINGSIDE. First of all their music will appeal to those who like Doom-Metal and Post-Metal (Sludge/ Stoner/Post-Core etc), so fans of PELICAN, GIANT SQUID, GRAYCEON, NEUROSIS, ISIS, CULT OF LUNA, even OPETH and AGALLOCH must check this one for sure. Only 5 tracks, with short instrumental intro and outro and 3 epics entitled "The Wind" (probably the best one, most memorable), "The Trees" and "The Shadows of the Past" (contains awesome atmospheric mid- part). Musically THE MORNINGSIDE is close to above-mentioned bands, but they're pretty unique, combining such elements as both extreme harsh and wonderful clear vocals (neither screaming a-la ISIS nor growling a-la OPETH), solo guitar duos (EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY, THE CURE and MY DYING BRIDE all come to mind!) and impressive thrythm-section. Besides the quailty of the record is top-notch despite the home recording (!!!). BadMoodMan is a department of Solitude Prod., Russian Doom-Metal label, but do not let this fact confuse you: these guys are worthy of attention for sure, incorporating various influences and styles into their music, making it both eclectic enough and very enjoyable. I simply have nothing to be unsatisfied, except maybe for record's length...but from the other hand 40 minutes of pure bliss won't make you get bored with them. Highly recommended and available through BadMadMoon for a pretty suitable price. Enjoy!!!

Prog-jester | 5/5 |


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