RADVENT Day 23: Morne’s “Untold Wait”

For the first 24 days of December, Radio in Opposition and guests will share with you one very special album, one day at a time. We call it RADVENT.

Our RADVENT run is almost through, but today’s selection comes from Samuel, drummer of Brazil’s Subterror.

Morne, after having lyrically demolished all things, does not destroy itself, but also does not exasperate us in vain. Such a statement would be false if this band could not always bring a new and deep feeling to our lives, although through a negative perspective of the world. Just try listening to the track “Untold Wait” more than once.

Sonically, some people prefer to classify this as sludge or post-metal. Others insist it’s doom or crust. I prefer to just call it “Morne”, but it doesn’t matter. It’s hard to say specifically what Morne plays. Ultimately, the band can perfectly combine euphoria and despair, frustration and angst in depressive riffs and long tracks, making your day more bearable, or trying, at least.

Released in 2009, this is the first full length of this band from Boston (USA) which began their activities in 2005 with members that played with Disrupt, Grief, and Filth Of Mankind. Hope you all enjoy. This is a very special album/band to me. Really worthwhile…

“Long way, long wait/ the night becomes the death of the day
What I search for? Where I need to go? / I burn.”