Merlin - The Mortal

7.9 | 19 votes |
Release date: 22 August 2019
Style: Stoner metal, Psychedelic rock


10 have it
3 want it

01. Prologue
02. Tower Fall
03. Chaos Blade
04. Ashen Lake
05. Mindflayer
06. Basilisk
07. Metamorphosis
08. The Mortal Suite

Carter Lewis - guitars, keyboards, organ
Stu Kersting - guitars, saxophone, flute
Chase Thayer - guitars, additonal percussion
Joey Hamm - bass
Jordan Knorr - vocals, storytelling, omnichord
Randall Tripps - drums

Guest musicians:
Jeremy Mcclain - accordion
Garrett Holm - accordion
Bret "Bretstradamus" Liber - trumpet

Additional info
Album art - Jian Wei
Record label - The Company
Tracking and mastering by Bret Liber.
Mixed by Bret Liber.
Recorded at Red Roof Productions from 2018 to 2019.

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Hey, it's the saxophone jazzy stoner metal band! No, not Messa. The other one.

published 31.08.2019 | Comments (9)

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16.03.2020 - 04:59
Rating: 10
When I first listened to this album I felt like I was listening to a Western Cowboyish Doom Metal album, like if Clutch started to play doom. This album feels like it belongs to the playlist of Youtube's Stoned meadows of Doom channel. It's that melodic and pretty. Some of the riffs are extremely uncommon and fresh sounding. Like those in the tracks, "Chaos Blade" and "Basilisk". The alignment of the tracks are perfect, each song comes naturally aftre the other including the perfect positioning of the instrumental tracks. This album is truly a guitarist's album, some of the guitar segments are mindblowing. A number of different musical instruments have been used. I think this album is influenced by a different styles of music as well. The album ends with one of the best enders, with some really good jamming I have heard in a while.

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