MADDER MORTEM "Deadlands"

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MADDER MORTEM "Deadlands"
  • Album: Deadlands
  • Year: 2003
  • Label: THE END
  • Artist: 
  • Norway

I don't understand how a band like this one could receive only superlative appreciations! I do confess, even the previous album deeply disappointed me and then, after seeing them live in Budapest , I realised indeed that MM deserves little of my attention. Curiously or not, the new album has received a way too many fantastic reviews from the whole Metallic scene but I can't see why exactly, especially since the sound is very much changed. In other words, Agnette's voice is the main element to bring substance here trying to imitate the core of golden music THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL once used to play. Therefore, we have: Doom, Death, Gothic and Atmospheric, even Power or Alternative/Trip-Hop, all on a fragile Metal structure but in lack of any elements of virtuosity. I am somehow surprised as I don't understand how could these Norwegians manage to sign with Century Media, years ago and I believe that any album released in this way can only confuse people who are looking for quality in music. However, both intention and devotion are not to be contested but there is something missing... wither for the female vocals or elsewhere... and I don't know exactly what; perhaps the fragility?!

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