"Domination" (Candlelight; 2004)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Epic metallers Morifade come from Sweden, the home of more metal bands per square mile than anywhere on the globe. The outfit's latest release - loosely based on two incendiary novels, George Orwell's "1984" and Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" - boldly travels through progressive metal while painting a bleak picture of the world of tomorrow. 

Tracks like "A Silent Revolution" showcase what Morifade does best: write and perform well-crafted, exceptionally executed songs that gallop like power metal, yet whose melodies soar like any good mix of Iron Maiden and Dream Theater should.

Produced by longtime King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRocque, Morifade's brand of metal fits into many different subdivisions, which should please any metal fan who likes both the old school sound as well as the progressive edge of today's European metal explosion. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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