Ripper tunes are honestly quite good for what they are, and Morgul is probably the only Norse band of those early-mid 90s whose interest was strictly in promoting horror concepts through the genre, as opposed to the usual paeans of mythology, sacrilege and Satanic self-empowerment so common among peers.
Granted, black metal is the means to Morgul, and not the ends, and various of Ripper's albums have forayed into realms of industrial, Gothic and symphonic music. Like a more Gothic structured, less psychedelic precursor to Furze. It's easily the most primitive of the project's discography, with really raw guitar tone that seems little more than at the demo level, but I have to admit I enjoyed the fuzzy honesty.
The keys are incredibly cheesy, from operatic choir pads to the almost John Carpenter-like intro to "Enthroned", they're almost constantly being used to enforce that haunted castle atmosphere of the cover artwork. Jack also uses understated acoustics, samples of wolf howls and other predictable atmospherics, and very impressively, performs all of the instruments himself.
And while the bass is not really important here, and his black rasps are status quo for the genre and not all that significant, he's admittedly not a bad guitarist, piano player or drummer. Order Asc Desc. Evol - the Saga of the Horned King. Guess this TShirt! Recent Comments. Der Todesking. Who's joined us? Lead RIFFs:.
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I'll Know When It's Over. If I Don't Have You. Just Between You And Me. Lost In The Shadows. After encountering the doomed Ranger Talion, Torvin trained him in the ways of the hunt, constantly relaying his belief that harnessing the beasts of Mordor will prepare his student for facing the Graug.
Eventually tracking the beast to its lair in the Sea of Nurnen , the Dwarf is, unfortunately, immediately incapacitated, leaving Talion to face the monster alone. Managing to overcome it, Torvin jumps in at the last second, distracting it for the Ranger to cut it down, ending the legend of terror for good, and giving the dwarf a nice, big trophy to take home.
The legends tell of a Graug towering over all others, a thirty-foot tall monstrosity whose shadow covers half of Mordor and can grasp an entire forest in its fist.Together they released two albums: Lost In Shadows Grey & Parody Of The Mass. Parody Of The Mass being recorded at Abyss Studios in Sweden by Mikael Hedlund from Hypocrisy, especially created interest for Morgul within the underground and soon the media mentioned them to be THE hidden treasure within the black metal scene.