Morgion – God of Death & Disease (Compilation)20th August 2013 0 By Frank Rini
Album: God of Death & Disease (Compilation)
Record Label: Dark Descent Records
Release Date: 7/27/12
Reviewed By: Frank Rini 7/26/13
RABID DECAY (DEMO 1991)
1. Intro / Drowning in Sorrow
2. I the Skeptic
3. In the Process
4. Gothic Decorum
5. Encased in Glass
LIVE REHEARSAL (1992)
7. What Dwells upon Man
8. Wither the Storm
9. Nomads of the Dawn
TRAVESTY (7” 1993)
10. Wither the Storm
11. Nomads of the Dawn
For fans of: Disembowelment / Hooded Menace / Incantation
Standout Tracks: Entire Release
Many, many kudos to Dark Descent Records for sending this to me, Matt knows me by now, I guess. Anyway how in the hell I missed out on this great band back in the day, I have no f’in idea. I have punished myself all week for not knowing about them
and have the bruises as proof.
Hailing from the great O.C. in California, this is probably something the hags on The Real Housewives of Orange County, don’t normally listen to on a daily basis-shame on them.
This compilation came out a year ago, but I have never seen a review, so I’m doing one now. This combines all their pre-album material, 2 demos and a 7”, all remastered now and the sound is crushing. The above mentioned bands, are what come to mind when I listen to Morgion. Slow crushing doom/death with gruff vocals that once in a while will break into a blast beat attack. This is some old school brutality and the remastering really makes these dense songs come to life.
The packaging is what I expect from a reissue; lyrics, extensive liner notes, thanks list, photos and the original covers of the releases. The updated cover art was done by the talented Mark Riddick and the full cover, on the inside, really fits the reissue name to a T. Not sure what else there is to say, while the band, would later break up, and had been straying more from their original roots, this is a piece of history that has gotten a well deserved upgrade and is essential for anyone into dark, dirty, filthy and dense doom/death metal. Killer!!!
Score: 9.5 out of 10
About the author
Frank is better known as singing on the first two Internal Bleeding albums 'Voracious Contempt' and 'The Extinction of Benevolence'. He loves Death Metal, Thrash and Grindcore and really wants to spread Extreme Music to as many people as possible.