Saturday 25 February 2017

Morosity - Low Tide (Album Review)

Release date: February 14th 2017. Label: Self Released. Format: DD

Low Tide – Tracklisting

1.Mind Over Matter 02:10
2.The Answer 04:45
3.Ouroboros 03:31

4.Moon 04:45
5.Smoke & Mirrors 05:19
6.Death Grip 04:11
7.Limbo 04:33
8.Low Tide 04:48
9.Adrift 05:09

Band Members



Morosity are a very unusual band indeed. As they play a mix of Doom, Grunge and Alternative Rock in a very semi-acoustic manner. Their second album Low Tide does have a lot going for it but it won't be for everyone. If you like semi-acoustic dark Americana inspired rock then you will find much to enjoy.

The album is superbly produced as it contains a underbelly of seedy grunge sounds with some fantastic vocals. Songs such as The Answer, Ouroboros, Smoke & Mirrors, Low Tide and Adrift all convey dark adult themes matched against highly captivating music. The violin adds a haunting feel as the vocals drift in and out on different parts of the album.

Morosity feel influenced by artists such as Across Tundrass, Alice In Chains and Scott Kelly's solo work at times. The album has it's fair share of heavy moments despite this being a semi-acoustic album. Morosity aren't afraid to experiment with their sound as you can hear Eastern Chants on Ouroboros.

Low Tide is an album you need to take your time with as it's quite a complex and almost spiritual experience. If you want something different from your usual Doom, Sludge and Stoner Metal fix then check Morosity out. As Low Tide is a superb album with a few hidden surprises along the way.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe