Mors Principium Est - Inhumanity review
|Band:||Mors Principium Est|
|Release date:||April 2003|
01. Another Creation
02. Eternity's Child
03. In My Words
06. The Lust Called Knowledge
08. Life In Black
09. Last Apprentice
10. Into Illusion
11. Hijo De La Luna [J. M. Cano cover] [Japanese bonus]
12. The Lust Called Knowledge [2005 remix] [Re-release bonus]
13. Inhumanity [live] [Re-release bonus]
14. Pure [live] [Re-release bonus]
Inhumanity, the first full-length of Mors Principium est, was recorded at Tico-Tico Studios in Finland in December 2002. Mainly known as "The In Flames Successor" and the "Bodom-sound," the Finnish machine of melodic death is typically more stronger, more intricate and never sounds monotone. Even after owning this opus for two years I still discover something new with each repeated listen.
The opening track, "Another Creation," managed to be as a microcosm for the intentions of the remaining tracks. A very good demonstration of the abilities of the band rather traced to Gothenburg/heavy metal whether naturally offers well implemented keyboards and very varied music structure mixed with very catchy chorus. Followed with Eternity's Child, a song that truly reminds you of In Flames's The Quiet Place, double-bass outbreaks here and there, powerful solos,. and also (like always) beautiful guitar leads and strong vocals. Seriously, the first time I listened to this album's heartpiece, I believed I was listening to the old In Flames or At The Gates. If I had the permission, I would mention every single song but alas I can't. Anyway, I have to confess, these guys have tremendous potential.
Musically, Inhumanity has an impressive spectrum, from the acoustic parts featuring simplicity and beauty of "Oblivion" to the atmospheric keyboards and the pressing drums of the intense "The Lust Called Knowledge." Everything is damn good and dynamic, with catchy and varied passage, at times supported by keyboards and multi-faceted vocals. Except the Ville Viljanen's performance, his voice is awesome but stands out from time to time as on "Last Apprentice," he is a bit too throaty. I think Inhumanity could be slightly above the average without this track.
Melodic death metal, a genre that has had depleted me since the turning of Children Of Bodom to Britney Spears. M.P.E managed to pull me back. I've read a review of Richard (I believe) on MS, describing a band as a "King without Crown," Mors Principium Est is like that.
Killer Songs: Another Creation, Eternity's Child, The Lust Called Knowledge, Oblivion.
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