Morbid
December Moon


4.0
excellent

Review

by CaptainDooRight USER (93 Reviews)
September 28th, 2012 | 61 replies | 2,918 views


Release Date: 1987 | Tracklist


5 of 6 thought this review was well written

Underground death metal demos are sometimes tits and Morbid’s December Moon is no exception. Featuring members of Entombed and Nihilist, Morbid released two demo’s before calling it quits after their one year formation in 1987; leaving behind a tasty precursor of what would shortly take place a few years later under Entombed. December Moon shows these Swedes ripping some of the freshest riffs in the underground death metal scene. With a production that is as crusty and frothy as a convulsing bowl of captain crunch, guitarist Uffe Cerdelund and drummer Lars-Goran Petrov reak havoc through 4 tracks of unrelenting solid death metal; not to mention two brief interludes of clean/depressive guitar passages.

From the get go the opener “My Dark Subconscious” begins with a dual phaser effect tremolo under a build-up of staccato chug harmonies before jumping into a double bass assault of never-ending tasty riffs. The compositional-passages flow into each other as smoothly as water meeting water. Vocalist Per Yngve Ohlin (aka Dead) utilizes a style that is mid-range, raspy, and even sinister like what you would envision a talking snake would sound like. “Wings of Funeral” contains both heavy hitting tempo changes and melodic harmonies that blend in perfectly with the unrelenting-numerous riffs of mayhem. “From the Dark Moon” is probably the heaviest track here, taking advantage of the slowest tempos on the track to unveil feelings of despair and disdain with the words of “By night will strike me…I die”. The closer “Disgusting Semla” is actually quite comical due to the ending minutes showcasing the vocalist saying “La, la la, La, La”, as if mocking an entity before the demo’s conclusion.

Its demos like this that encourages me to look into the roots of where most death metal bands started. Sometimes you’ll find a thriving level of energy and fresh riffs that can’t be found on artist’s later works. Although the music here is executed very well and is a quick run through some of Sweden’s best riffs, as well as an audible bass that always pleases, it’s not going to be the most innovative death metal you’ve ever heard; but for 1987 this is one hell of a demo. Entombed’s roots started here and if you’re a fan of them this demo cannot be passed up.



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CaptainDooRight
September 28th 2012



28864 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

swee



ViperAces
September 28th 2012



12408 Comments


I will read later, this sounds very interesting as I see the band never released an EP.

Inveigh
September 28th 2012



24946 Comments


sounds badass, i'll have to check it

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
September 28th 2012



18343 Comments


i could have sworn this demo has dead on vocals

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CaptainDooRight
September 28th 2012



28864 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hope u guys enjoy

@ hyp - dead on vocals?

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
September 28th 2012



18343 Comments


the vocalist for mayhem. im pretty sure he was the vox on this album and then left to join mayhem, that other guy you mentioned is the vocalist from 88 and on

CaptainDooRight
September 28th 2012



28864 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yup you're right didn't catch that:

http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/groupe-groupe-Morbid-l-en.html

will update now, thanks bro :]

CaptainDooRight
September 28th 2012



28864 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

updated



seedofnothing
September 28th 2012



3425 Comments


"as crusty and frothy as a convulsing bowl of captain crunch"

haha sweet review. Pos man

FadeToBlack
September 28th 2012



10926 Comments


props for reviewing this, it's long overdue

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
September 28th 2012



18343 Comments


this is one of the few demos that i like the rerelease art for better

this art looks like boring class notebook drawing

CaptainDooRight
September 28th 2012



28864 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thnx bros

@Hyp - do u have a link for the re-release artwork? haven't seen it

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
September 28th 2012



18343 Comments


http://images.coveralia.com/audio/m/Morbid-December_Moon-Frontal.jpg

its by necrolord obvs

CaptainDooRight
September 28th 2012



28864 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dam those wolves are so kvlt

CaptainDooRight
September 28th 2012



28864 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

:D



ViperAces
September 28th 2012



12408 Comments


Cool review, pos. I liked the talking-snake comparison.

CaptainDooRight
September 28th 2012



28864 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

swee, thanks bro

TheNotrap
September 28th 2012



8042 Comments


I've heard about this back in the days. I'm curious, this is streaming somewhere?

Good work btw, have a pos.

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CaptainDooRight
September 28th 2012



28864 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks bro

it's not streaming anywhere but here's a few links:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPxzhVDt6kw

www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3JEoK0Z2XE

www.youtube.com/watch?v=24XQ5YmaHZ8

www.youtube.com/watch?v=52IDTRnRshE


TheNotrap
September 28th 2012



8042 Comments


Thanks man, will check this today.



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