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Explosive, Diverse and Dynamic - 96%

thunderice22, August 26th, 2004

Tad Morose are an excellent power/thrash band from Sweden. Their most recent release is flawlessly executed much to the delight of their fans around the world. This album combines the requisite heavy riffing and melody Tad Morose have become known for. Beautiful passages complimented by Urban Breed's outstanding vocals are very gratifying to hear. His voice provides such catchy hooks it is impossible not to sing along to the song or hum the melodies. Doubled up vocals and superlative choruses are also another highlight and one of the main elements of the album. The songwriting is dynamic as the heading states. Crunchy, melodic guitars and thundering double bass work provide a surreal environment of enjoyment for any true fan of metal. The strikingly heavy rhythms outlined by complex melodies and soaring vocals are inventive if not groundbreaking. Certainly other bands in this genre play similar music; however, none come nearly as close to performing on such an intricate level as Tad Morose. There is honestly not one weak song on this entire disc from beginning to the culmination. Every track can be easily differentiated after several listens and instantly recognizable as a stand out song. More of the usual great cover art as well only adds to the intrigue and appeal. The song Cyberdome is a bit more commercially accessible but still proves to retain a metallic edge. This very song contains an absolutely incredible chorus as well as an overall melancholy, yet somehow uplifting feel. There are not enough adjectives to describe this relentless, powerful metal assault. From the crushing guitars to the heavenly vocal melodies, this album contains all the elements necessary to be a potent and successful force with the other elite names in the field of power metal. An excellent release and recommended to anyone who enjoys Metal Church or any of the quality bands from the '80s and '90s.