The Muscovites The Morningside have a history already quite significant, and this Yellow is already their fourth full length in about a decade of activity. Like other realities initially dedicated to death doom, this band has gradually moved to shores close to post metal, without losing the roots that are firmly rooted in the music of destiny. In fact, after a beginning marked by liquid sounds, as if to create a hypothetical summa between Alcest and The Cure, As A Pilgrim presents an effective guitar style, with a recognizable “paradiselostian” matrix, and this will be basically the leitmotif of an album in which melody is constantly put in the foreground, relegating the roughness to the only scream used sparingly by Igor Nikitin. Out Of Nest is also excellent and Depot Only is definitely good, a track where The Morningside show with competence and brilliance all the nuances of their sound. …Then He Walked closes this very good record by showing the most slowed down passages and strictly connected to doom, as we usually understand it, but actually the work of these musicians has as the only common thread a melancholy that manifests itself in a light and changing way. Finally, the concept of the album is indirectly linked to the book Slaughterhouse No. 5 by Vonnegut, we can only appreciate the work of this band that continues, a bit under the radar, to churn out a decade of work of fine workmanship certainly deserving of greater attention, perhaps starting from Yellow.
2016 – BadMoodMan Music