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Madder Mortem / Eight Ways
Album:Eight Ways Collection:General
Artist:Madder Mortem Added:09/2009
Label:Peaceville Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-10-04 Pull Date:2009-12-06 
Week Ending:15 Nov8 Nov18 Oct11 Oct

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 12, 2009:in the groove
Riddle Wants To Be
4.Oct 17, 2009:lost and found
2.Nov 07, 2009:Bloodstains Across Atherton-short-azz edition
5.Oct 17, 2009:Music Rollercoaster
3.Nov 05, 2009:in the groove
6.Oct 15, 2009:Socially Unacceptable
All I Know

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2009-09-30 
Poppy melodic, melancholic & sometimes ethereal hard rock (not quite metal) from Norway. Soaring female vocals with some very catchy but odd-metered songs. Sort of like Faun Fables, recent Katatonia crossed with Tool?

(((1))) Lots of quiet vs. loud with a wide range of vocal styles and guitar tones. Thudding riffs near the end.
(((2))) Poppy accapella, downtuned heavy rock guitars to more quiet vs. loud. Some interesting parts here & there.
(((((3)))))) Super catchy ballad with some power behind it. A solid, “should be” hit.
((((4)))) Laid back but with several interesting, burst of loud but drags a bit with excess of pinch harmonics & histrionic vocals.
((5)) Low end bombast with soaring vocals. Way too many stop/starts & off-putting vocals.
((6)) Bassy, odd-metered rhythmic ethereal, modern rock.
(((7))) Slow, spacious ballad-y, with some slightly
jazzy guitar & bass work. Gets loud @ 4:20.
((((8)))) Nice jazzy guitar work with a metalish flurries ‘ala ‘Maiden/Mastadon underneath and additional jazzy vocals.
((((9)))) Interesting poppy, hard-ish rock that soaring through the sky & floats in different crests and waves.
((10)) Modern metalish with WAY too much pinch harmonics. Very good vocals but pretty clunky tune.
((((11)))) Nice mid-pace melancholic, modern rock with original guitar tone/patterns.
((((12)))) Slow ambient intro, modern, twisted/turny, etheral prog-metalish stuff that gets into a ‘groove’ an stays in it. Airy vocals.

Track Listing
1.Formaldehyde 7.Where Dream And Day Collide
2.The Little Things 8.The Flesh, The Blood And The Man
3.Armour 9.Get That Monster Out Of Here
4.Resolution 10.Life, Lust & Liberty
5.A Different Kind Of Hell 11.All I Know
6.Riddle Wants To Be 12.The Eighth Wave