Saturday, October 5, 2013

Tor Marrock/Destroy The Soul/Black Vulture Records/ CD Review

 Tor  Marrock  are  a  band from the United  Kingdom  that  plays  a  gothic form  of  doom/death  metal with  elements  of  black  metal and  this  is  a  review  of  their   album  "Destroy  The  Soul"  which  was  released  by  Black Vulture  Records.

  "Destroy  The Soul"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar riffs  which  leads  to some  drums,  bass  guitars and  blackened  death  metal  vocals  as  well  as  some  gothic  influenced  melodies  and  towards  the  end  the  music  starts  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  synths  and  melodic  guitar  leads.

  "Born In Blood"  begins  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  before  adding  in  the  bass  guitars,  drums  and  rhythm  guitars  as  well  as  the  death  metal  vocals  and  after  awhile  the  guitar  riffing  starts  utilizing  some  melody.

  "Christ  Betrayed"  begins  with  some  soft  and  clean  guitar  playing  along  with  some  whispers  before  adding in  some  drums  and  heavy  and  melodic  doom  metal  guitar  riffs  which  lead  up to some  death  metal  growls  and  then  the  music  goes  into  a  more  mid  paced  direction  but  returning  to t he  slower  parts  at  times  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and leads  being  utilized  and  the  song  closes  with  some  clean  guitar  playing.

  'The  Harbouring  Of  Suicidal  Thoughts"  begins  with  some  dark  and  melodic  sounding  guitar  riffs  which  start  getting  heavier  along  with  some  drums  and  spoken  word  parts  as  well  as  some  whispers  and  then  the music  goes  into  a  faster  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats and  more  aggressive  vocals  and  then  the  music  switches  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  powerful  bass  guitars.

  'The  Night  Always  Ends"  begins  with  some  clean  guitar  playing  before  adding  in  some  drums  and  going  into  a  more  heavy  and  melodic  direction  along  with  some  vocals  that  utilize  both  aggressive  and  melodic  elements  and  towards  the  end  there  are  some  guitar  solos  and  leads  being  utilized  for  awhile  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  whispers.

  "The  Waves" begins  with  some  traditional  metal  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  vocals  which  start  going  into  a  more  melodic  clean  singing  direction  while  also  keeping  around  some  aggressive  elements and  before  the  song  ends  there  is  a  brief  melodic  guitar  lead.

  "Why  Do  You  Look  Into  My  Eyes"  begins  with  some  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  bass,  drums  and  melodic  vocals  and  as  the  song  moves  on  melodic  guitar  leads  start  coming in and  out  of  the  song.

"I  Feel  The  Sun,  I  See  The  Stars"  begins  with  some  dark  and  melodic  guitar  riffs   along  with  some  aggressive  vocals,  bass  guitars  and  drums  which  also  lead  to some melodic  vocals  and  after  awhile  the  music  gets  alot  heavier  along  with  some  thrash  style  guitar  riffing  and  after  awhile  it  returns  to  a  more  melodic  direction.

  Song  lyrics  cover  darkness,  depression  and  sorrow  themes,  while  the  production  has  a very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Tor  Morrock  are  a  very  great  sounding  gothic  doom/death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Destroy  The Soul"  "The  Harbouring  Of  Suicidal  Thoughts"  and  "I  Feel  The  Sun,  I  See  The  Stars".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.        


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