Mors Principium Est - Seven (2020)


Lucky number “Seven” is the latest release by Finnish Melodic Death Metal outfit Mors Principium Est. Delivering their signature catchy, crafty, and blistering melodic music, the ‘band’ unleashes over 48 minutes of intense headbanging music. For the fans of Kalmah, Omnium Gatherum, and Finnish Melo DM in general, this release will keep you entertained and fully engaged.

Shifting from a band to a duo since a few years back, Mors Principium Est fully maintains their high-octane approach to the genre, while embedding subtle atmospheric synths and crafty technical details. The opener, “A Day For Redemption”, is a clear example of the band’s perfect balance of aggression, melody, and guitar acrobatics. Permanent guitarist, Andy Gillion, is one of the best in the biz and delivers some killer guitar leads on tracks like “Lost in a Starless Aeon”, which create a very melancholic vibe in this excellent song.

The album is full of excellent tracks that remind us a bit of other bands, while keeping the signature M.P.E style such as: The C.O.B-esque “In Frozen Fields”, the dramatic “Reverence” with a certain Warmen vibe, and the very Kalmah-esque “Rebirth” and its moody tempo changes. Being huge fans of the genre, tracks like “Master of the Dead” and “The Everlong Night” are some of the best in terms of the perfect balance of synths, melodic guitars, insane solos, and harsh screams.

Closing after the highly melancholic “My Home, My Grave”, Mors Principium Est showcases yet another brilliant release in this genre. The band has never shown signs of slowing down, and even with a central core of musicians, they still deliver exciting music that is both engaging and fresh sounding, while staying true to their identity. If you want high-octane melodic Death Metal, this is one of the best options for you in 2020.

Band: Mors Principium Est Album: Seven

Label: AFM Records

Release: October 23rd, 2020

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Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Country: Finland

Rating: 94/100

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