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Music Review: Lingua Mortis Orchestra CD: LMO

Lingua Mortis Orchestra - LMO - Artwork

Label: Nuclear Blast Records

Available: Now

Official Websites:

www.lingua-mortis-orchestra.de

www.facebook.com/linguamortisorchestra

www.nuclearblast.de/linguamortisorchestra

By: TJ FOWLER

 

So, metal bands’ doing the orchestra thing is a thing now right?  We have Avantasia doing it, we have Manowar who has done it (of course Manowar do a lot of things) and now we have members of RAGE doing it with Lingua Mortis Orchestra.  I have always found that the metal bands using the 100 piece orchestras seem to be doing such things to try and ‘prove’ how legitimate they are to others outside of the metal community and that they are really a sophisticated band and deserve respect damn it!  In other words sometimes I feel they are trying to over compensate for something and this all seemed to have started with when Metallica did the S&M thing…and well my hatred for Metallica needs to be saved for another time.  So how does Lingua Mortis Orchestra measure up?  Do we have some legitimate music here that deserves to be heard or do we have, what I feel a lot of these orchestral affairs contain, a lot of pomp and ego stroking?   Well, maybe a little of both…let’s dissect this cadaver and see what it’s made of shall we!!! Continue reading Music Review: Lingua Mortis Orchestra CD: LMO

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