Morgoth - _Feel Sorry for the Fanatic_
(Century Media, 1996)
by: Adam Wasylyk (8 out of 10)
Morgoth, after a three-year hiatus, have released a record that is full of experimentation that really pays off. With me having their first effort _Cursed_, they never impressed me as I found their sound quite boring. With _Feel Sorry for the Fanatic_, Morgoth stray from their death metal roots and embrace a more hard rock sound. The vocals have lost every shred of death metal influence, sounding rough and husky rather than low. Fans may not know what to think about track four, "... and its amazing consequences", which is a techno track with keyboards, but is oddly one of my favorite tracks. Others like the powerful opener "This Fantastic Decade", "Cash", and "Curiosity" are catchy and memorable, the opposite of what I thought of the tracks on _Cursed_. There is also a heavy use of keyboards on the album, which I think deserve credit in making this album as good as it is. I think track 10 sums up this record, "A New Start". It really is, and a great one at that.

(article published 11/18/1996)


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