THE MOOR – THE MOOR EP

Out now on Lion Music Digital

As a precursor to a full length debut album later in 2012, Lion Music have made the 5 track self titled ep by their newest signing, Italian metal outfit The Moor available on digital promo platforms.

Exhibiting a darker tone and timbre than other acts on the label, this reflects something new for the label yet at the same time the bands prog tendencies are present and correct.  More along the lines of Opeth, Mastodon and the ilk this is heavy, almost brutal in places yet with moments of calm and melody.  Highlights to these ears come in the form of “Before Abigail” and the more balladistic yet still dark and heavy “Venice”.  Crushing riffs can be lapped up on “Antikythera” whilst closer “The Road” offers up a progressive tint reminiscent of label mates Day Six.

In short a nice stop gap whilst new music is being recorded and one that offers potential.

Rating – 85%

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