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Morgengrau “Extrinsic Pathway” stream

by Brett Stevens
March 27, 2013 –

morgengrau-extrinsic_pathwayAustin, TX old school death metal band Morgengrau prepare to unleash their debut album, Extrinsic Pathway, onto an unsuspecting world.

We are fortunate to be able to stream the title track for future listeners of this band that stays true to the old school of 1988-1992 death metal but also has its own style, sometimes informed by other metal genres.

Comprised of musicians who are both old hands and relative newcomers of strong heart, Morgengrau tore apart Austin and Houston with recent shows, leaving audiences worried about the possibility of a sonic apocalypse. Now, they intend to bring the same sound to your cars, workplaces and living rooms with a CD out on Blind God Records on April 2, 2013.

If you like many others prefer your metal to be old school, with no weebly guitars, pig squeals, breakdowns or mechanical-sounding sweeps, check out “Extrinsic Pathway” below:

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14 comments

  • Metal Command

    This does sound really 1980s. It stands along bands like Artillery, Atrophy, Devastation, Forbidden or Morbid Saint! Just a little more generic. I liked the long song though.

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  • Anon

    It’s a bad sign when the only thing I can remember about a song is the vocals (which are top notch, and definitely old school). The riffs are rhythmically and tonally uninteresting, the song structure is adequate but seems directionless. For example: the “second section” (that’s playing around the four minute mark) is thematically identical to the first section. There’s only so much you can do with one riff idea!

    There used to be something called “quality control” on this website: if it wasn’t as good as the best, it wasn’t worth mentioning. ANUS has become the circlejerk it always strove not to be. Good night, sweet prince.

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    1. deadite

      ” ANUS has become the circlejerk it always strove not to be. Good night, sweet prince.”

      They post ONE thing that you don’t approve of, and you claim this?

      Someone’s a little melodramatic.

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      1. Anon

        Neurosis, De Profundis, Bloodsoaked, the lovely CD collector guy, not to mention a host of weird and wonderful “doom” acts… There’s a good store of interesting posts coming up nowadays.

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  • christians Go Home

    They are just posting stuff to keep the site alive at this point. They complain about hipsters, but Metal is pretty much dead. These little bands coming out now are to Metal like maggots crawling around inside a cadaver, Metal being the cadaver.

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  • fallot

    The song structure is not adequate. Where some tension is built and could be exploited, it chooses to plod along. Nothing emerges, any continuation is for the sake of getting to the next couple of minutes of the song. Rhythmically it is weak and could take some direction from Dismember or Necrophobic. Most of all, its missing that vital sense of urgency, the vir that this website exalts. The guitar solo is passable, but adds no true meaning to the song and is… just there. It then chooses to wrap up in the same mediocre way it began.

    All of that said, I don’t think its wrong to provide a platform for metal that at least has its heart in the right place. The language used should reflect its quality with brutal honesty however, you shouldn’t have to read between the lines to tell what the true opinion of the writer is regarding this music. I liked reading Ms. Morgengrau’s thoughts and ideas, there’s no doubt she loves metal music. The lack of a warrior spirit to carry it through, the hunger of the genius, all of these are missing.

    This whole album could be distilled into two or three quality songs.

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    1. kvlt attakker

      Yeah. With the right atmosphere/arrangements the vocals it could stem to be something sinister. The bands they listed as influences are misleading.

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