Morb are a 1 man band from Canada that plays a very atmospheric and symphonic form of black/folk metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Le Theatre de Satan" which was released be Senseless Life Records.
Folk music sounds start off the album and after the first track the music starts getting more heavy and starts going into a folk metal direction along with a good amount of melody and adding in black metal vocals along with symphonic elements and a great amount of violins are utilized throughout the recording.
When the album goes into some of the other tracks a small amount of blast beats are brought in during some of the faster parts of the album which are rare since the album is mostly in a mid paced direction and after awhile melodic female vocals start becoming a part of the music at times as well as bringing in a more pagan atmosphere.
As the album progresses the male vocals also start adding in more operatic sounds while mostly remaining true to the black metal style of screaming and some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length and also have a 3 part concept going on with them as well as having more epic elements in the songs.
The 3 song concept takes the album into a more symphonic and classical music genre while also adding in more fast black metal elements which where not a part of the first half of the album and the music also starts incorporating more gothic and operatic moments as well as making the 3rd song in the concept all instrumental and the album closes with a symphonic black metal version of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On".
Morb have a very diverse sound with his music starting out in a more folk/black metal direction and getting more symphonic and classical influenced as the album progresses, the production sounds very professional and the lyrics are written in a mixture of English and French and cover Satanism and Occult themes.
In my opinion Morb are a very great sounding atmospheric and symphonic black/folk metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Joker" "Le Clochard en Costume" "Terre Chapiteau" and "My Heart Will Go On". 8 out of 10.