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Morifade: DomiNation

Morifade finally gets a chance to show American metal fans that Tad Morose isn't the only Swedish band deserving of their attention in early 2004. (Never mind that Morifade keyboard player Fredrik "Frippe" Eriksson was once a member of Tad Morose.) DomiNation, Morifade's third full-length CD but the first one readily available in the United States, is a melodic progressive-metal tour de force branded with rousing group vocals, aggressive song structures and complex instrumentation.

Together since 1992(!), Morifade loosely based DomiNation on the classic science-fiction novels 1984 and Brave New World to paint a dark and surreal portrait of the future. Rife with religious imagery, DomiNation boasts power chords galore, keyboard intros that explode into atypical power-metal anthems and intelligent lyrics that actually make sense all of which should propel DomiNation to the top of your listening list, especially if you think Queensryche stopped making decent albums after (or even before) Empire, prefer mid-tempo Iron Maiden over the faster stuff, consider Tad Morose's Modus Vivendi one of the best metal albums of 2004 and dig Evergrey but could do without a bit of the gloom.

Get this, and then go in search of the band's back-catalog.

Track Listing:
1) Parallels (5:03)
2) A Silent Revolution (6:34)
3) The Second Coming (4:26)
4) Words I Never Speak (4:52)
5) Clarity (Fragments of a Dream) (4:23)
6) Panopticon (4:54)
7) The Rising (4:21)
8) Erase (5:39)
9) Memorys End (5:06)
10) Cast A Spell (4:23)
11) As Time Decides (5:07)
12) Tomorrow Knows (4:32)
13) Dance With the Devil (4:36)
14) Judas (4:54)
Total Time: 68:56

Added: March 15th 2004
Reviewer: Michael Popke
Related Link: Official Morifade Web Site
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Language: english

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