Mors Principium Est - Embers Of A Dying World



8.3 | 219 votes |
Release date: 25 January 2017
Style: Gothenburg metal

Owners:

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39 want it


01. Genesis
02. Reclaim The Sun
03. Masquerade
04. Into The Dark
05. The Drowning [bonus]
06. Death Is The Beginning
07. The Ghost
08. In Torment
09. Agnus Dei
10. The Colours Of The Cosmos
11. Apprentice Of Death

Top 20 albums of 2017: 6

Additional info
Release dates:
Japan: January 25th, 2017
Europe & USA: February 10th, 2017

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor
Rating:
8.5
Mors Principium Est is at the core a Gothenburg metal band from Finland with a duo of killer albums released in the early 2000s, Inhumanity and The Unborn. Yet their front man Andy Gillion is from the UK. He took over songwriting and guitar duties when the band was on the brink of being dissolved in 2011. He carried on the legacy with Ville Viljanen [vocals], Mikko Sipola [drums] and Teemu Heinola [bass]. This Mors Principium Est v2.0 has been thriving under his astute vision and vista.

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published 09.01.2017 | Comments (9)

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30.11.2016 - 14:53
ManthraXXX
Waiting for this ShitLoad !!!!
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30.11.2016 - 20:28
EmeraldSword
Written by ManthraXXX on 30.11.2016 at 14:53

Waiting for this ShitLoad !!!!


hells ya, man!
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14.12.2016 - 19:55
EmeraldSword
I hope the last song Apprentice of Death is as epic [if not better than] Dead Winds Of Hope from two albums ago. That song's mid breakdown was freaking amazing.
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05.02.2017 - 21:16
Rating: 8
The Benighted
Written by EmeraldSword on 14.12.2016 at 19:55

I hope the last song Apprentice of Death is as epic [if not better than] Dead Winds Of Hope from two albums ago. That song's mid breakdown was freaking amazing.

It's probably my pick for best track on the album, neck and neck with the black metal-tinged 'The Ghost'. Really good album in general, though.
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09.02.2017 - 03:17
Rating: 9
Vale
Yet another stellar album from my favorite Melodeath band.
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09.02.2017 - 20:34
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid
Honestly, I thought the first two proper songs from this album were really bland, uninspired stuff. The cheesy symphonics didn't do much but annoy me even more, and the musicianship was too predictable to be called adventurous. Then somehow the band have a complete turnaround in terms of creativity and deliver one of the album's stand-out highlights, "Death is the Beginning". I think from this point on is where the band really show their strengths. At times I'm reminded of Karybdis in terms of musical technique and style, but this certainly turns out to be a very decent melodeath record. Pity that it starts in a boring way.
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10.02.2017 - 14:51
Rating: 9
Ancient Apophis
This journey ov their (near to Death) is my pleasure!
Skal
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10.02.2017 - 18:17
Rating: 9
Evican
Ann O'War
This might actually be my favourite Mors album to date. Also seeing them on 70000Tons last week was amazing, considering I never thought I'd get to see them live. Apprentice Of Death live was brilliant.
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12.02.2017 - 00:24
Rating: 8
The Benighted
Written by musicalkaratekid on 09.02.2017 at 20:34

Honestly, I thought the first two proper songs from this album were really bland, uninspired stuff. The cheesy symphonics didn't do much but annoy me even more, and the musicianship was too predictable to be called adventurous. Then somehow the band have a complete turnaround in terms of creativity and deliver one of the album's stand-out highlights, "Death is the Beginning". I think from this point on is where the band really show their strengths. At times I'm reminded of Karybdis in terms of musical technique and style, but this certainly turns out to be a very decent melodeath record. Pity that it starts in a boring way.

Sup Sputnik dude
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12.02.2017 - 15:46
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by The Benighted on 12.02.2017 at 00:24

Sup Sputnik dude

You recognize him too?
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12.02.2017 - 17:20
Rating: 8
The Benighted
Written by tea[m]ster on 12.02.2017 at 15:46

Written by The Benighted on 12.02.2017 at 00:24

Sup Sputnik dude

You recognize him too?

I frequent too many review sites, hah. It probably helps he c/p'd it verbatim, too.
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12.02.2017 - 17:23
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by The Benighted on 12.02.2017 at 17:20

I frequent too many review sites, hah. It probably helps he c/p'd it verbatim, too.

I frequent Sput too, what's your name over there? Mine is the same.
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12.02.2017 - 18:42
Rating: 8
The Benighted
Written by tea[m]ster on 12.02.2017 at 17:23

Written by The Benighted on 12.02.2017 at 17:20

I frequent too many review sites, hah. It probably helps he c/p'd it verbatim, too.

I frequent Sput too, what's your name over there? Mine is the same.

Panzerchrist. My soundoff is on this album
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13.02.2017 - 00:24
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid
Written by tea[m]ster on 12.02.2017 at 17:23

Written by The Benighted on 12.02.2017 at 17:20

I frequent too many review sites, hah. It probably helps he c/p'd it verbatim, too.

I frequent Sput too, what's your name over there? Mine is the same.

Small world! I go by the name of linguist2011/Robert Davis on there.
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14.02.2017 - 11:01
Rating: 8
Necrodamus
Very decent. Preferred the previous two albums in terms of pure riffs and standout tracks. But as an album this is definitely a cohesive one. Last song is a personal fav.
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17.02.2017 - 19:40
masterofdisguise
This might be my favorite album of them, there are NO bad tracks here, and Death is the Beggining... damn, what a track. I'd say these guys are the best melodeath band around for now, their material is unbelievably consistent.
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03.03.2017 - 13:12
Rating: 8
FeskarN
The Ghost is so damn haunting and beautiful at the same time. Andy's songwriting skills are impressive as always.
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The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
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23.03.2017 - 12:58
Rating: 8
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Fantastic album.

I've never doubted once that this could be shadowed by previous release "Dawn Of The 5th Era" 'cause it surpassed in all departments easily. Such a brilliantly concept record with powerful performance by Mors in all areas has given great quality to sound. It shouldn't come as surprise if this could be the best record since "Unborn".

I do agree with musicalkarate when it comes to build-up which was slow and steady but I guess this was intentional. I think it is due to slow build-up that they took over to middle section with power pack performance and then slayed til the end.
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02.04.2017 - 23:13
Rating: 8
Reaper_Redeamer
Written by FeskarN on 03.03.2017 at 13:12

The Ghost is so damn haunting and beautiful at the same time. Andy's songwriting skills are impressive as always.


Indeed, seems like it is going to be the best melodeath riff of the year..
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05.04.2017 - 17:35
Rating: 8
Crippled_Lucifer
"Death Is The Beginning" is the best from the album.
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06.04.2017 - 21:18
Rating: 8
Nick Carter
This a great album! Great combination of melodic and symphonic. Top!
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19.07.2017 - 19:18
Rating: 9
666tipex666
Just fantastic! Didn't enjoy a release like that in a while. These guys know what they are doing...
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