Morke from Norway delivers 10 tracks of old school gothic metal and with old school i mean really old school. Remember the days when gothic metal appeared on the shores of metal? A raw and almost lo-fi sound from the instruments, an black metal kinda screaming from an male and an heavenly voice.
Former member of The Sins of Thy Beloved, Stig Johansen and his wife Susanne Dahle Johansen are not only a couple in real life, they also brought Morke to life together. Death Embraces You All was released on January 30th by themselves and is only digital available.
10 track with a playing time for almost one hour in the purest gothic metal style there ever will be. Sure, the genre evolved through the years and became much more accessible and brought forth a whole lot of good bands but this is just so nice to hear in 2018. It brings back memories and i’m happy that the duo, Stig handles all the instruments and the male vocals, brought classic gothic metal back to life again. The dreamy melodies are accompanied by demonic screaming and almost torn apart by the crushing guitar sound while Susanne brings the romantic part with her beautiful voice.
The duo recorded everything at their home studio and it worked well, they gained for a old school sound and that’s exactly what they got and i mean this not in an negative way. It’s clearly a masterpiece in the old school way, i’m afraid that the youngsters will neglect this but the old timers, like me, will appreciated this for sure. And who knows, maybe Morke will cause a revival so the youngsters get also the chance to know the early sounds from gothic metal.
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