“Catacombs Of The Black Vatican”. When I first heard of this title I thought of a Dan Brown novel. But no! This is the title of the new album by Black Label Society.
[colored_box color=”grey”]Rating: 7
Author: Pascal Skoufos[/colored_box]
It should be noted from the start that several songs here have appeared on his two previous demos and the Esoterica EP including ”Corrosive De-Emphasis”, ”Fractured”, and ”Inner Circles”. The My Soliloquy sound has often reminded me of a blend of Threshold and Queensryche. That latter feature may simply come from the feeling that Morten sounds like a cross pollination of Geoff Tate, with a little of Tobias Sammet and Lance King.
Pointing to his vocals and vocal arrangements, you get a more straight forward style with “Six Seconds Grace“, then mixed with the eclectic with “Inner Circles“, and the inspiring and closer “Star“. As to his guitar work, it’s rather impressive throughout while remaining in the traditional rock and metal style. Perhaps the only thing that would have made this album better was a few more new songs rather than a repetition of the past.
Also maybe he should have hired a vocalist, as the vocals were ok but nothing really special. I often had the feeling that he should had a more focused and experienced guy than to sing himself, of course I undestand it is his project so maybe he wants to do whatever he can by himself. Overall My Soliloquy‘s ”The Interpreter” is a good album of progressive metal and worth checking out!!!
|Track List||Line Up||01. Ascension Pending
02. Flash Point
03. Corrosive De-Emphasis
05. Six Seconds Grace
06. Dream In Extremis
07. Inner Circles
|Damon Roots – Drums, Percussion
Pete Morten – Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Bass