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MORNINGSTAR


"Hell" (R.I.P. Records)

Reviewed by Snidermann

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R.I.P. Records has a gem of a band in Morningstar and their release "Hell." The trio from Finland bring a mature, heavy, aggressive sound to the table that is both explosive and very easy to listen to. 

At first I was only impressed by the sheer ferocity of the music but thought the vocals were a bit overdone. After spinning the CD a few times, however, I found the vocals to be thought-provoking, as well as a little more than a bit twisted. What fun! 

The three bandmembers combine to make one of the hardest and freshest metal acts around. The musical compositions are well-crafted with rich symbolism that seem to jump out of the speakers and connect with your very soul. I look forward to seeing more of this bitchin' band in the future. Rock on, Morningstar!

Morningstar is: Ari Honkonen, guitar and vocals; Mikko Paavillaine, bass; Pasi Pasanen, drums.


Rating Guide:

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) A classic. This record will kick your ass.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) So-so. You've heard better.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

restinks.jpg (954 bytes) Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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