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Morne

Morne
August 10, 2012, 06:14:20 PM
I haven't seen this band discussed here.  They are situated in a genre of which many members may disprove (somewhere between 'post-metal' and 'sludge'), but I find that the music escapes both of these potential ruts.  Morne is a Boston-based band with a lot of atmosphere, occasional groove, but with tighter compositions and some rather fulfilling tracks.  Their songs tend to be lengthy, to be sure, but the meandering is kept to a minimum, and the various instrumentation is all held in check.
 
Here are a few examples:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-jduOwyF9E&feature=related
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2h15EyOV9U&feature=related
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsyKBUPXDLc&feature=related
 
"To Rust" is probably my favorite track.  The Mastodonian vocals (particularly in "To Rust") may be a turn-off for some, but I find that they function well in this context.  Having seen the recent Neurosis thread (I agree with many that their music doesn't quite reach the pinnacle I wish it did) and given on Beherit's new release (which is exquisite), I thought this might be a good time for discussion.
 
Any thoughts?