Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Matthew | Pittsburgh | 02/06/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Absolutely superb Doom/Death from an AMERICAN band!!! Morgion hail from Orange County, California and were responsible for what was THE phenomenal disc of morose epic doom metal for 1999. "Solinari" is the band's sophomore release for Relapse, and when compared to 1995's "Among Majestic Ruin," this disc is much better produced, darker, and twice as thought-provoking. The music remains primarily at a thick and sluggish pace, flirting between moody Gothic (in the true literal sense of the word) atmospheres and intensely bottom-heavy dirges. Anguished growls, hopeless Anathema-like moping, and delightfully creepy whispers relay the intelligent and majestic lyrics penned with an obvious inspiration by classical literature and mythological legends. Surreal, uncompromisingly depressing, and thoroughly enchanting are just a few adjectives I could use to describe the unparalleled splendour of this disc. To all those who enjoy thoroughly dark and heavy music, definitely get your wan little fingers upon this disc and prepare for utter nocturnal perfection. To buy this brand new ...is a steal!"
Fantastic! All-out doom metal...
R. P Stone | Ft. Worth, TX USA | 08/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Unbelievable! This is the only doom metal CD I have heard or own, but I loved it from the first hearing. Off Relapse Records... from which I also own a few Incantation CDs, I like them too but I'll take Morgion over Incantation's grind any day. This band consummately creates musical textures analogous to a landscape of breathtaking desolation. Nearly sluggish acoustic guitar passages and whispered vocals are interwined with only slightly faster sections featuring remarkably thick guitar distortion and clean, thunderous growls to ultimately create a mood of glorious despair. The lyrical content, in large part "scriptures" conjured by the drummer, is immersed in archaic mysticism and delivered as a somber form of poetry. The production is magnificent, so I beg you to buy this CD and support these guys. Buy, and enjoy!"
The best doom metal from Morgion
Matthew | 03/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Solinari is my favorite cd in my collection. The entire cd is a long epic, with each song building off the previous ones. I must say this is one of the few cd's that I can listen to all the way through on a regular basis. The opening track is a perfect blend of atmosphere and heaviness, and that feel is kept through most of the cd. The tracks Solinari and The Last Sunrise are both haunting instrumentals, both of which are the saddest songs I have ever heard. Also, the combination of Canticle, Solinari, and Nightfall Infernal make the cd hypnotic. If you like depressing doom metal, this cd is definitely worth your time."