|Review: Morality's Asylum - Morality's Asylum|
Year released: 2016
Genre: Progressive Metal
Review online: July 28, 2017
Reviewed by: Bruno Medeiros
Rated 3/5 (60%) (4 Votes)
This is the debut album of Morality's Asylum, a band formed just a couple of years ago. The predominant style here is the more direct form of Progressive Metal (if that's even possible) with emphasis on heavier drums and groovy bass. Obviously, though, there are some displays of progressive virtuosity as in "Hello There...Crazy People", and selected parts of "Disregarded Morality" and "The Clockwork Paradigm". This last one, the longest track of the record, is also the band's most successful moment, being at the same time musically complex and easy on the ears. Other elements external to the Progressive Metal were not left out, such as sporadic galloping Maiden-esque riffs and more unified vocal lines that make the choruses and bridges very catchy.
While fans of Dream Theater's When Dream and Day Unite and Fates Warning's post-Inside Out eras will enjoy the delights of musical proficiency and well-crafted guitar scales, casual fans and Prog skeptics can also find something of worth, especially in "Honor Among Thieves" and "The Turn"; the latter, for that matter, even abandons erudition altogether in virtue of speed and strength at a certain point.
If you're not looking for the cure of cancer and are able to approach this in an unpretentious way, then by all means go listen to Morality's Asylum. Decent.
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