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Morito Ergo Sum : Moonchild

If you like your Doom set in a more Traditional meets Gothic frame, then you’ll be in for a treat with Morito Ergo Sum.

If you like your Doom set in a more Traditional meets Gothic frame, with riffs that take on the fusion of Toni Iommi and Jerry Cantrell, vocals conveyed in a gloomy clean tone (think ’She Is The Dark’ from My Dying Bride) and a decent amount of repetition on certain songs, then you could find yourself with a new album to admire this season. You don't like that, you say? Well, then read a different review! The album closer, "Moonchild", is an especially stand-out track which showcases some beautiful clean guitar tones to go along with the aforementioned stylings. I must note, however, that I hope it's just my copy of the album that has the drums so high in the mix that they occasionally peak the volume range, causing a fair amount of crackling. This minor glitch could create somewhat of a nuisance to the listener. Fix that nonsense! Moving on...

Sifting around through the individual elements of the group, the drummer is a noticeably stand-out musician in regards to this style of music. What you get here is a strong array of perfectly melded fills and odd rhythmic moments without unnecessary flash, making for a noteworthy performance throughout the recording. In regards to the entire band, one of the only downsides you can really mention is that if you're familiar with the late 90's/early 00's releases from the My Dying Bride catalog and rid it of almost any Death Doom traces, you'de be more than prepared for a good portion of what's thrown at you here. That can, however, be seen as a good thing if one is trying to establish themselves amongst one of the larger demographics in the Doom community. This is, after all, the band's first proper release and a pretty strong start if I must say so myself. All in all, I would give the album eight out of ten rotting skulls... but I just don't have any of those sitting around. Someone please tear this band from the talons of the unsigned market!

Reviewer's rating: 7/10


Tracklist :
1. Behind These Tears
2. When The Grass Grows Over Me
3. This Selfish Act
4. Moonchild

Duration : Approx. 31 minutes

Visit the Morito Ergo Sum bandpage.

Reviewed on 2011-12-01 by Jon Carr
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