The Smell of Rain
The prosthetic eared and nosed Norwegian troll is back with his latest collection of doomy electronica, It is bloody brilliant as well. So good is this album that Earache has decided to produce a video and single for it in the shape of the opening track 'Parasite God'. TSR is a wonderful romp through the dark and twisted world of Mortiis. Despite sharing as daft a get-up as Marilyn Manson, Mortiis shows a brilliance for melody and catchiness so often missing in some of MM's tunes. The 9 track CD is a great listen and surprisingly enjoyable to listen to even when sober. Unlike Mortiis' post-Emperor work this is less metal and much more approachable for non-death metal fans (Described by some as Euro-goth-disco, whatever that means.). If you like darkwave or doomy electronica I would highly recommend this album. I was pleasantly surprised and find myself placing the disk as dusk settles earlier and earlier this winter. This is perfect CD fodder for those long cold winter days.