Mors Principium Est – The Unborn [2005]

This being the second album by this band, I’m sorry to say but it hasn’t impressed me much. It has garnered good reviews but I stand otherwise, not because of their music, but of the lack of novelty in this new venture of theirs.

Their previous album, Inhumanity, was breath of fresh air! Their influences are easily spotted but the subtlety with which they managed to merge the various styles of Dark Tranquility, In Flames, etc was worth commending.

The Unborn, however, failed to bring about anything new. That, together with their cover “Blood of Heroes”,originally by Megadeth, brings an end to their cons.

Music-wise, impressive. A fan would not be disappointed at the sound of this album, industrial, destructive, sepulchral. Vocals are spine chilling at points specially when female ones come in play ( done by Maiju Tommila). Like I state before, riffs aren’t new, but if considered as an extension to the previous album, they are well enough to be stated as creative.

Work on the keys is impressive. Although, the music does get bland at certain points. This music isn’t the type that would get you a wild mosh pit, but sufficiently high and head banging. In my opinion, this album epitomizes the cons of modern melodeath. It is too predictable. Other than that not much can be said about this album.

I’m looking forward to listening to Liberation = Termination, their most recent album. Hopefully it would be impressive!

I’d rate this album at 5/10.

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