Mortiis - The Great Corrupter LP
Vinyl LP prerssing. "The Great Deceiver killed the band," says Mortiis, frontman and namesake of the Norwegian ensemble. "As important as is it to myself and who I have become, I haven''t been able to think about it in any way other than ''I need to just get this thing out of my life and behind me before I lose my mind.''" It''s not that the record - Mortiis'' ninth - is anything less than stellar. Mortiis'' conflicted feelings toward The Great Deceiver is a result of it''s torturous state of constant evolution, leading Mortiis - the man and the band - through the darkest of places and back. Musically, The Great Deceiver continues along the winding path that Mortiis'' two-decade career has taken. It all came together cohesively, mixing together aggressive guitar-driven crossover metal with industrial-type electronics, for a record that could easily be considered the most accessible in Mortiis'' catalog. Yet Mortiis remains in an un-classifiable musical genre, one that encompasses too many elements to be summed up by a simple two-word description.