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Review: Morgoth - The Eternal Fall + Resurrection Absurd
The Eternal Fall + Resurrection Absurd

Label: Century Media
Year released: 1990
Duration: 41:05
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: November 15, 2006
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
The Eternal Fall + Resurrection Absurd

Rated 4.21/5 (84.29%) (14 Votes)

Ahh, this one takes me back. I remember getting this because I had heard "Burnt Identity" on the At Death's Door compilation and wanted to hear more, and when I did, it didn't exactly set the world on fire. Morgoth were one of the Death Metal also-rans from the very end of the Metal Golden Age (1980-1991) and were notable for being one of the first bands signed to this new label called 'Century Media'.

Morgoth were never a great band, despite the buzz, but they were pretty good. This is very standard early 90s Death Metal with just a hint of Thrash influence in the riffs to make them more interesting than was the norm back then. Morgoth's sound is pretty middle of the road to modern ears. They were a bit technical, but not too much. Brutal but not just for the sake of it. They drew on their obvious influences (Death, Possessed, Slayer) and made their own rather frenetic but solid sound. There's nothing new about this at all, but this is still a fun disc of brutal smashing and sometimes really hooky slaytanic riffs. Despite my old roommate describing them as "Like the sound of a moose being sucked backwards through a vacuum cleaner" Morgoth deliver an enjoyable old-school brew.

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