Morbid Saint – Spectrum of Death (extended edition) – 2014

Spectrum of Death

I was listening to this a couple of days ago. I don’t really know why I had it in my Spotify list. I don’t think I ever heard about Morbid Saint before, let alone Spectrum of Death. But I like to explore stuff that is unknown to me so I gave it a go. I imagine I would have somewhat different thoughts about Spectrum of Death if this were the original length album. This Extended Edition contains so much music that it feels like it never ends. It’s way too much music to be comfortable. I guess that’s a good thing if you’re a die-hard fan of Morbid Saint, but if you’re just after to acquaint yourself with the band this is just tiresome.

You’ll have to remember that the original album came out in the early 1990s or something, and in my opinion, it hasn’t aged well. The production sounds like it was recorded in a jar. Maybe it sounded ok back then but it sure doesn’t anymore. But I don’t even know if I could stand a really top-notch produced 101-minute album either. Luckily it’s divided into two discs on the physical edition. It’s not my cup of tea at all but I guess if you’re into early 90s raw thrash metal bands you could be attracted to this.

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Tommy Snöberg Söderberg

Autodidact film scholar and music-loving thinker who reads the occasional book.

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