After 3 years of absence Norwegian folk metal band Midnattsol returns with The Metamorphosis Melody, an impressive and powerful album that presents a more mature band, and a step forward in the definition of their own sound, more epic than Nordlys (2008) their previous album. But in my opinion a trip to the roots of the band that reminiscences to Where the Twilight Dwells (2003).
The content in The Metamorphosis Melody does not change at all pure nordic folk metal straight in your face, the symphonic parts sync perfectly with Carmen Espenaes’s voice. An the excellent work in guitars and bass guitar that gave the album some flirt with progressive elements which elevate the album to a higher level, tracks like A Poet’s Prayer, Kong Valemons Kamp and Forvandlingen are examples of that. While tracks like Goodbye and The Tide keep the folk component in a semi acoustic manner which provide the perfect balance to the album.
Midnattsol with The Metamorphosis Melody indeed presents an honest proposal, that keep their sound growing and maturing while making use of vanguard sounds. It is a great album and a melodic experience that states why the band has won international recognition and a place in today’s metal scene.
Power tracks: A Poet’s Prayer, Kong Valemons Kamp, Forvandlingen, Spellbound
Slow Tracks: Goodbye, The Tide keep, The Re-Creation
01. Alv 01:45
02. The Metamorphosis Melody 05:52
03. Spellbound 05:23
04. The Tide 05:16
05. A Poet’s Prayer 05:31
06. Forlorn 04:49
07. Kong Valemons Kamp 06:34
08. Goodbye 03:31
09. Forvandlingen 06:53
10. Motets Makt 05:21
11. My Re-Creation 05:24