Morphinist are a 1 man band from Germany that plays an atmospheric form of post black metal and this is a review of his self released 2014 album "The Arcane Session".
The album starts out with clean playing before going into a heavier post metal direction along with a good amount of progressive rock melodies along with a good amount of atmospheric black metal elements as well as bringing in melodic guitar leads.
When the album goes into other songs dark and melancholic synths are added into the music along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and all of the songs are instrumental and at time s they bring in fast guitar riffing and a small amount of blast beats as well as bringing in a brief use of acoustic guitars before returning to a heavier direction and on the last song they mix clean and heavy parts together.
With this album Morphinist show a good amount of diversity with his approach to atmospheric post black metal and while the music might lack a little bit in originality is still very well executed and melodic and I can see a lot of the younger black metal generation enjoying this record and every song has a different sound to it.
Song lyrics are absent from the recording with the music being all instrumental while the song themes cover philosophy, cosmos and drugs, as for the production it has a very strong, dark, powerful and heavy sound for being a self released recording where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this album as well as all of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Morphinist are a very decent sounding instrumental, atmospheric post black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Physis" and "Secret Formula". 7/5 out of 10.