Many more songs could be described here, but I would like to mention "The Eight Wave" and "Armour" as more standout tracks on the album. Starting slow and mellow, the tempo suddenly changes and again the crisp and precise guitars dig in again like daggers. Like always the formula for the band includes bits of traditional metal, plenty of acoustic parts, progressive rock and a slight touch of doom and alt rock with loads of groove all held together by Agnete M.
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MADDER MORTEM Eight Ways reviews
Riddle Wants To Moryem This ordeal has made you fret, but you know it's not that bad We thought ourselves beyond its reach Well, it seems we've both been had See, it flows so easily A ruthless piece of art And it grows and speaks of mysteries to be and flips itself to show the deuce of hearts The riddle wants to be It rubs our noses in nature's demands and it wrestles our dearest doubts out of our was There is a balance of hope and despair How we bleed for it!
If you are just a casual listener then don't bother altogether. Best viewed without Internet Explorer, in x resolution or higher. A Different Kind Of Hell There are many names for the place I'm in It's a different kind of hell There is room enough but too many stairs No one asks and no one tells With each door you pass, another set of traps revealed Pin-on smirks that smell like fear See behind the pretty faces There's just no substance underneath It's all a game, and how I hate it when all their fancy words turn out to mean the same Let it seep — let it slide Let it fill you mortek You'll feel the little cracks appear The venom dancing in your blood You're coming just in time to see me tear See behind the pretty faces There's just no substance underneath It's all a game, and how I hate it when all their fancy words turn out to mean the same Just a little hope stretched far too long It's different kind of hell Just a different kind of hell 6.
TrooperOfSteelJune 23rd, Written based on this version: The Eight Wave Time floats so slow here We won just to lose Here all walk solemnly No light shines through Here wags waves break for you Deep blue the spell on us Old, sick and drained All creation turned its face away to leave us blind and torn and failed Here the waves break for you Nothing stirs the underneath Our hearts are so cold Up above bright life ebbs eihgt flows Salty tears below Here the waves break for you Always Here the waves will break For you.
All this being said, while Eight Ways is more experimental and dynamic than its predecessor, the songs are not quite so catchy.
Whereas most female vocalists are quite harmonic and angelic, Kirkevaag on the other hand is near the other end of the spectrum. With so much exuberance within the CD, you are almost left drained by the experience, as all the musical pieces fit together in an imperfectly perfect way; much like a Picasso masterpiece.
It's too easy to slip into lethargy Crack a smile to uphold the illusion of truth Don't close your eyes Stop getting lost in modality Make your peace Make your peace with the man 9. Folks, I don't think there's enough lip-service I can offer this album. The rhythm section is superb right through and the drum and bass interplay really adds its weight to these songs.
Fans of jazz-fusion could also find themselves enjoying the musical talents of Madder Mortem.
Her screechy high pitch wails sound rather raspy and raw, and may take some time to get used to if heard for the very first time. But way least it's an interesting album, and the band continues to sound like no other. The CD begins strangely with the odd opening track "Formaldehyde".
Interesting Lyrics, fabulous song writing skills, excellent production, jazzy interludes. Her voice goes from quiet and contemplative to a loud, rich bellow and shows off tremendous range often sounding more like a jazz singer than a vocalist for a metal band. A Norwegian female fronted band that makes me want to scream out. All this, entwined with the wild female vocalist Agnete Sight presents for a mind-altering listening experience. Their previous album Desiderata was a monster of an effort, with many instantly memorable tracks and no generic 'fairy metal' to be found.
If that description sounds like it could be a bit of a mess, then worry not. Just go out and bloody buy Eight Ways.
On the opening track, "Formaldehyde", which is also one of my favorite off the album, the band kind of mellows you out at the start. It's too easy to slip into lethargy Crack a smile to uphold the illusion of truth Close your eyes and keep getting lost in modality or make your peace with the flesh and the blood and the man Here comes the haze again Restless thoughts that chew through their tails much too soon No answers, but no end to slick replies, empty and useless and groomed Fight!
Agnete Kirkevaag invites you to her beautiful troubled world. It's the type of which takes a few listens to settle in, with little instant gratifaction but more long-term reward.
The track concludes with Kirkevaag bellowing out the tunes before a sudden stop. Eight Ways Madder Mortem.
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Write your own review. Armour I'm handing in my guns now I will stop slipping away like sand between your fingers For better or for worse, I yield to you Motrem will lay my armour down, claim the hunger and the words that were always on my mind Any triumph breeds defeat Any blessing holds a curse but for once I won't let go You laugh at all my twists and turns The stories I tell find a home in your memory And by now it is too late to run, so I yield to you I will lay my armour down, claim the hunger and the words that were always on my mind Any triumph breeds defeat Any blessing holds a curse but for once I won't let go You see me like no other And I have tired of staring it down, tired of turning to find it all too strong, too strong to let eivht go 4.
The album takes so many twists and turns. Madder Mortem's music is interesting and kind of hard to point to specific metal sub-genre to.