Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
A damn good debut!
R. P Stone | Ft. Worth, TX USA | 09/15/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In agreement with most of what Mr. Adam Wiggins said in his review, the premier album by Morgion excellently defines doom metal. I read somewhere that the band "knows a thing or two about how to create an atmosphere of despair and devastation," or something like that. It's a pretty short release, with only five songs, but the third, an instrumental called Travesty, is a beautiful and haunting piece of work. The sound quality is not really clean, but I think that's what they were going for - a tone that makes the music more somber and raw. This is a commendable debut, but the follow-up, Solinari, sounds crystal clear and contains eight majestic, perfectly written songs. Buy both CDs and enjoy!"
Slow and doomy. Great sound.
Adam Wiggins (firstname.lastname@example.org) | San Diego, California, USA | 01/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not a big doom metal fan, but this one is very high on my list of killer CDs. The sound is great - the guitars are raw, but the production and balance are very good. All of the songs are very solid, ranging from slow to mid-paced to (ocassionally) fast. The vocals are always low and growled, just like I like 'em. The composition is fairly simple, but well thought out and never boring. Probably my favorite doomy album of all time. Excellent artwork and layout on the packaging, as well."
Durned good release...
Aerik Von | New York, New York | 04/26/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A band that yoinks their name from a fantasy series is normally not the sort of band I would be quick to support but Morgion are a death-doom fest that cannot be easily ignored. This startling produced record is thick with heavy bass-oriented riffs, clear leadwork and rolling-thunder drumming that brings life to a shocking slow rhythm section. Morgion craft longer epics that slide between mid-paced Sabbath groove (not Pantera groove) and slower doom pieces that make one think of Eyes of Ligeia. Solid chops, grunting (but not silly) vocals and well planned movements help one get into the darker mindset that is intially clouded by the strange-fantasy aspect.
There isn't one clunker on this black morass of doom, in fact it's one of the few CD's I play from end to end without needing to look at the insert to figure which songs I wish to skip. This is incredibly rare, as few bands can keep my attention beyond the rare classic song they drag up. While few of these songs stand as "metal classics" on their own...the flow of the album lets the songs wind in and out like a story (though tasteful, the music - not the lyrics- tells the story here)...I am truly impressed with the thematic musical narration presented here.
Morgion are unsung heroes in many ways...but they've mixed the best of death and doom metal and get my full endorsement. I suggest that you pick this up, possibly more than any other CD they have released since it's the most accessible Morgion effort.
BUY OR DIE!!!"