Friday, 22 January 2016

Review: Mortiis – 'The Shining Lamp Of God'

'The Shining Lamp Of God'

Mortiis is back with his second free to download single from the forthcoming album 'The Great Deceiver'. 'The Shining Lamp Of God' picks up where the previous single 'Doppelgänger' left off. His own particular blend of boisterous and dirty industrial rock that was fostered on albums such as 'The Grudge' and 'Perfectly Defect'.

Hard guitars, frantic beats, anguished vocals and dance-friendly synths create a nice blend of club friendly and mosh inducing formula that recalls a hint of Wax Trax! and Nothing records. It is a great track that confirms the direction 'Doppelgänger' hinted so strongly at.

The remix this time goes in a completely different direction to Wumpscut's 'Smell Of Rain' style remix of 'Doppelgänger'. Instead we get a KMFDM level of ultra-heavy beat industrial rock where the rhythms and guitars are pushed harder and heavier than the original. It isn't a million miles away from the original but different enough to inject a more metal vibe to the mix.

Again we get a nicely produced and heavy offering from Mortiis that is still approachable and dance friendly. It's a good combination that confirms the direction of the album nicely and promises that this will be one of Mortiis' strongest outings to date. 

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