MOME - Memories Like Stone

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The new video for Engraved With Pain’s contemplative second song, “Memories Like Stone,” was directed by Hillarie Jason. Offers guitarist/vocalist Miłosz Gassan, “This song particularly, is heavily loaded with personal stuff. I don’t want to get too deep with it. It’s about a loss and the complicated feelings that come with it. We built it with simple riffs, heavy drums, and a lot of guitar feedback that [guitarist] Paul [Rajpal] added a very moving guitar solo to. People should play it through their headphones or however they want and take it as they will. I think music should be listened to and absorbed without any explanations or directions from the author.”

Video by Hillarie Jason
Additional train footage provided by Pawel Scream

The stylistic pyroclasm of MORNE’s bleak, extreme but reachable metal did not happen overnight. Since their 2009 debut album, Untold Wait, the quartet has made simple categorizations like “doom” or even “metal” laughable, and their latest and fifth full-length, fittingly titled Engraved With Pain, refines their attack to a level toward which even 2018’s To The Night Unknown could only hint.

Playing out across four chapters in forty-minutes, the album sees the veteran outfit crafting rhythmic tension and lung-squeezing atmospheres as Gassan emits layered guttural shouts that speak to inner and outer crises. Engraved With Pain makes its title believable, and from its eponymous opener through “Memories Like Stone,” “Wretched Empire,” and “Fire And Dust,” it carries humanity individually and collectively through the realities of its decline.
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