Morpheus Descends
Chronicles of the Shadowed Ones


4.0
excellent

Review

by Adam S. USER (6 Reviews)
August 7th, 2012 | 35 replies


Release Date: 1994 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Excellent second album from NYDM titans.

Just two years after releasing Ritual of Infinity, a highly-regarded debut heavily rooted in the New York style of death metal, Morpheus Descends released this, their second and final full-length. To my ears at least, it’s an improvement on a very good first album; the riffs are arguably better whilst maintaining the creepy, doom-esque feel that was shown on Ritual of Infinity. The drumming provides a full-bodied pummelling but with a more bass-heavy feel but perhaps the greatest development is in the vocals. Now even deeper and more hideous, they are brilliantly gripping.

Throughout Chronicles of the Shadowed Ones, the sound is filthy, with a density that is reminiscent of Convulse’s World Without God or a far better version of Demigod’s Slumber of Sullen Eyes. On Chronicles of the Shadowed Ones, Morpheus Descends ensure that they should be remembered and adored as Incantation are. Not just because they both hail from New York but because they released material on a par with much of Incantation’s early work. Perhaps Chronicles… would have received more attention had it not been released in 1994, the year that gave us Blasphemy Made Flesh, …For Victory and a personal favourite, Mortal Throne of Nazarene.



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Adabelle
August 7th 2012


4283 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Short, generic review b/c this didn't have one, 'sup.

rasputin
August 7th 2012


14673 Comments


good to see this reviewed

great album

KILL
August 7th 2012


74378 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

gota chek

KILL
August 7th 2012


74378 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

there only one way to find out!

alachlahol
August 7th 2012


7583 Comments


i gotta say this is one of my favorites

Adabelle
August 7th 2012


4283 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Pretty short review. I feel you could have said more if you took the extra time. I mean, don't just review an album because it doesn't have one unless you're gonna have something to say about it.




Yeah fair enough, i'll add a paragraph later

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
August 7th 2012


19687 Comments


essential nydm

bloc
August 7th 2012


35679 Comments


I should listen to this again

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
August 7th 2012


16824 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yeah this is great stuff

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
August 7th 2012


19687 Comments


or a far better version of Demigod’s Slumber of Sullen Eyes.


lets not be too hasty here

ShadowRemains
August 7th 2012


22628 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

awesome album

evilford
August 12th 2013


26689 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

kills

Hawks
August 12th 2013


38896 Comments


I need this one.

Digging: Fear Factory - Demanufacture

DikkoZinner
August 12th 2013


4272 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Wow

evilford
August 12th 2013


26689 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah somehow better than ritual

DikkoZinner
August 12th 2013


4272 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Now this is where it's at, talk about heavy death metal.

evilford
August 12th 2013


26689 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah really only 4 "songs" on it but goddamn they rip

DikkoZinner
August 12th 2013


4272 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah no doubt. Always thought Rituals was better, until I just gave this one another listen. Pretty even I'd say but damn two great albums.

evilford
August 12th 2013


26689 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this is a tad better for me but they both rule

alachlahol
August 13th 2013


7583 Comments


scrubs movin in



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