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Release date: 24 February 2010
Style: Symphonic gothic metal

Rating:

7.6 | 78 votes

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01. The One I Once Was
02. The Pain Infernal And The Fall Eternal
03. The Eye Of The Storm
04. The Malice Of Life's Cruel Ways
05. The Wheel Of Fire
06. The Chains That Wield My Mind
07. The New Desire
08. The Vile Bringer Of Self Destructive Thoughts
09. The Candle At The Tunnel's End

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Line-up
Morten Veland - all instruments, vocals

Session musicians
Damien Surian - choir
Mehtieu Landry - choir
Emmanuelle Zoldan - choir
Sandrine Gouttebel - choir


Additional info
Written, composed and arranged by Morten Veland.
Recorded in Audio Avenue Studios, Tau, Norway.
Produced, engineered and mixed by Morten Veland.
Choir recorded in Sound Suite Studios, Marseille, France.
Mastered by Mika Jussila of Finnvox.

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten

Rating:
7.0
Lately I was trying to find an excuse on Morten Veland creating an one-man project, Mortemia, since he's the mastermind of the successful gothic metal act Sirenia. The only excuses I could find were either his lust for ultimate expression in any aspect (even production/engineering/mixing) or being at the front of vocal expression, since Sirenia is fronted by female vocals and he just escalates the atmosphere with his grunting interpretation. Maybe a mixture of those two, ego (not necessarily in a bad manner) and more expressional views apart from the mainly composing role he has in Sirenia.

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Dominus - 01.03.2010 at 15:08  
Rating: 8 Tristania, Sirenia, Moortemia... What is next?? Velandia??? Jaja!!
gaud2029 - 01.03.2010 at 18:02  
  Sameoldstorya
METAL! - 02.03.2010 at 22:49  
 
Written by gaud2029 on 01.03.2010 at 18:02

Sameoldstorya

HAH that's funny as hell.
max5892 - 04.03.2010 at 05:25  
  Is it any good? I saw the video for whatever that song was and it just seemed so typically Morten.
And I agree, he needs to think of some better names XD

I swear, the next "project" will be Lookatmeimawesome....ia
Apocalyp7ica - 04.03.2010 at 09:59  
  The Eye Of The Storm
=maD.Doc:. - 05.03.2010 at 05:48  
  Seriously. Why do a side project that sounds like everything else he creates? That takes the whole point away from it :S Everything sounds just like Sirenia, besides that it's growl vocals only beside the choirs.
kurokamen - 05.03.2010 at 06:45  
  Sirenia=Female voice; Mortemia=Growls... That´s it...

Morten really needs to think of something new...
AnGina-- - 09.03.2010 at 13:50  
  I agree with the majortiy though, it's nothing new, astonishing and fresh to begin with, it's not a successor to Beyond The Veil BUT as I like (old-like) Sirenia sound, growls and choirs, I find the album fairly interesting.

I don't know why, but I'm kinda sure Morten knows better, but simply cannot pull it together. I wished the album would be a wee bit more agressive, then it'd be a blast. So far it's enjoyable, but not amazing. But luckily some songs stand out (I'm particularly fond of The Malice of Life's Cruel Ways).
Cassian - 14.03.2010 at 08:25  
  Just one word: Magnificent.
ravendeath - 22.03.2010 at 19:51  
Rating: 7 Sirenia and Tristania is better. Mortemia is listenable, but nothing special. These songs could be published on cd2 of a special edition of Sirenia new album.
liveordie - 03.04.2010 at 02:33  
  I am afraid that those who are talking shit about Morten only envy him and his outstanding talent.

1º If he wants to call the band with an -ia end he can, is his band and he can put the name he wants. Maybe you should research more and know why his bands end with an -ia. And for those who care about his band names, just don't listen them.

2º Maybe he only wanted to release another disc in the vein of Sirenia, but without a female voice. Mortemia offers you that.

My only complaint is why he didn't perform clean vocals.

Congratulations Mr. Veland, another unforgattable effort!!!
Slyfang - 17.05.2010 at 03:24  
Rating: 4 These are just old Sirenia songs with the female vocals edited out
Slyfang - 17.05.2010 at 03:25  
Rating: 4
Written by liveordie on 03.04.2010 at 02:33

I am afraid that those who are talking shit about Morten only envy him and his outstanding talent.

1º If he wants to call the band with an -ia end he can, is his band and he can put the name he wants. Maybe you should research more and know why his bands end with an -ia. And for those who care about his band names, just don't listen them.

2º Maybe he only wanted to release another disc in the vein of Sirenia, but without a female voice. Mortemia offers you that.

My only complaint is why he didn't perform clean vocals.

Congratulations Mr. Veland, another unforgattable effort!!!


Asskisseria
Blasphemer1992 - 12.12.2010 at 17:58  
  Good job!

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