giovedì 26 aprile 2018
Moribundo - "Raíz Amarga" (Satanath Records/More Hate Productions, 2017)
Title: Raíz Amarga
Genre: Doom/Death Metal with Goth and Symphonic elements
Year: 18th June 2017
Time: 36 min
As a fan of the mega-violence in metal music, I am not so keen on the slow metal but, surely, this doesn't avoid to me to appreciate it in the right way. This is the case of "Raíz Amarga", debut album by Moribundo (Spanish for "dying"), a Spanish trio of zombified metalheads from Madrid/Salamanca (but their third member Mortvs Vyrr is simply their lyrics writer) that released it under the auspices of Satanath Records in cooperation with More Hate Productions.
Beyond all these features, there is need to say that the music by this trio is incredibly full of details. This allow to the band to continuously create an elegant web of melodic plots that often brings to strongly emotive climaxes. And the nice thing is that all these melodies are also given by the good interaction between the guitars and by the bass, as well...and the bass is even able, from time to time, to play a sort of solos!
Ok, "Raíz amarga", whose "Antitesis" and "Suicidio Ilustrado" are, for me, the better tracks, isn't the classic album that I love to listen to everyday but I am sure that it is a must have for the fans of bands such as My Dying Bride or October Tide. I found also some comparisons with the Italians Dark Lunacy because Moribundo have a similar sense of melody, dramatic and elegant. But unfortunately, it seem to me that Moribundo is only a studio band, so I hope that they will able to create a line-up for the live shows in the future days to come. Is it okay, Evilead and co.?
1 - Vida
2 - Antitesis
3 - Suicidio Ilustrado
4 - Luz (Ciego Color)
Luis Miguel Merino - vocals
Mortvs Vyrr - lyrics
Evilead - guitars/bass/drums/keyboards/violin