Morgirion are a band Connecticut that plays a very heavy, dark and original form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2012 album "Infinite Retribution Upon Paradise".
"Prologue" begins with some sound effects and humans being tortured and serves as an intro for the album and towards the end black metal screams are added into the song.
"Purification Through Fire" begins with some primitive bestial black metal guitar riffs, drums and high pitched screams before going into a slower direction and then switching back and forth between slow and fast parts as well as adding sin some deep black/death metal growls and brutal sounding blast beats and after awhile some melody is added in the guitar riffing, halfway through the song there is a brief use of dark sounding synths being utilized.
"The Final Incantation" begins with some heavy guitar riffs and drums before going into a faster direction and adding in black metal growls and screams as well as some blast beats and then the song starts switching back and forth between slow and fast parts as well as adding in some melody in certain sections of the song and towards the end there are some atmospheric sounding synths being added into the song.
"Ascending From The Dismal Plane" begins with some fast guitar and bass riffs along with some drums which lead up to some high pitched black metal screams as well as a brief use of deep growls before adding in blast beats as well as some more slow and melodic sounding guitar riffing and then the song starts switching back and forth between fast and slow parts and towards the end there are some avant garde sound effects and demonic vocals being utilized.
"An Ode To Fallen Cowards" begins wit h some heavy black metal guitar and bass riffs along with some drums before the high pitched grim sounding screams kick in along with b\some blast beats and after awhile the song switches back and forth between slow and fast parts as well as mixing some synths in certain sections of the song which also leads to some demonic elements being added into the vocals
"Exiled From The Light" begins with some dark sounding synths which leads to some heavy guitar riffs, grim screams and blast beats from the drums and after a couple of minutes mid paced sections and background human torture sounds start coming in for a few brief moments, and as time goes on by there are also some deep growls being added into the song and then the music starts switching back and forth between slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some synths coming into the mix and towards the end there is a brief use of harsh blackened noise elements.
"Suffer Before Me, Forsakened Hordes" begins with some heavy guitar riffs, atmospheric synths, drums and blackened death metal growls and a few seconds alter high pitched screams make their presence known in the song along with some blast beats and towards the end their is a brief use of drum solos being utilized before the guitars and vocals come back in a s well as the song switching back and forth between slow and fast parts.
"Pryroclastic Warfare" begins with blast beats and fast guitar riffs before slowing down a bit before speeding up again and adding in some grim sounding black metal screams as well as switching back and forth between slow and fast parts along with some blast beats and deep growls which also lead s up to some melodic guitar riffing, halfway through the song atmospheric sounding synths make their way into the mix.
"Inception Revoked" begins with demonic vocal sounds before the heavy and dark guitar and bass riffing kicks in along with some drums and high pitched screams which leads to the music getting slightly faster and adding blast beats in certain sections of the song a s well as switching back and forth between slow and fast parts which also leads to some deep death metal growls and melodic guitar riffing, as the song moves on the synths start coming in and out as well as adding in atmospheric elements and towards the end there is a brief use of spoken word war samples being utilized as well as some drone elements before getting heavier again along with some melodic elements.
Song lyrics cover nihilism and misanthropic themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, dark and heavy sound for being a self released recording with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Morgirion are a very great sounding heavy, dark and original sounding black metal band that does not really fit in with a certain sub genre and if you are looking for something that is a little bit different, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Purification Through Fire" "Ascending From The Dismal Plane" and "Inception Revoked". RECOMMENDED BUY.