With the release of their newest disc, The River And I, UK based death metal band, Morgue Orgy is looking to make a name for themselves in an already crowded genre. I think they’re going to succeed with flying colors because The River And I is quality blackened tinged death metal that fans of extreme music should eat right up.

What really caught my attention, and kept it, are the piano and synth tracks that run behind the metallic onslaught. The clean, serene-sounding piano tracks that are layered behind the insane vocals and distortion really make the difference. This disc hits hard and the punishing guitars, thundering drums and menacing throat-ripping vocals that do not let up until the very last track, “Argyle Smitherines.”

Though a pretty short disc; it’s an EP with 5 tracks clocking in at just over 20 minutes, the band makes good use of those time. Notable tracks on this CD include “The Arkham Waltz,” which as far as I am concerned, is undoubtedly one of the heaviest out of the five tracks and my favorite “Such An Unsuccessful Abortion” which also features some cleaner vocals that I think work really well.

Bottom-line The River And I is a solid release and one that I believe will hold its own amongst the others in the death metal scene; and should garner the band a bit of attention. This is absolutely a group that is heading for bigger and better things.  [ END ]

Track Listing:

01. The Black Of Hearts
02. The River And I
03. The Arkham Waltz
04. Such An Unsuccessful Abortion
05. Argyle Smitherines

Run Time: 20:05
Release Date: 12.14.2009