I freakin love this album !! It came as a part of A Pile of Graves discography together with 3 other albums, all of which are phenomenal as well. Just get it right away if this is your thing ❤️❤️
All that we see is a lie—the pretty lights, the smiling faces, the open road. We are all of us nothing but mindless puppets moving at the will of the wealthy elites. What if we cut the cords, tear open the stitches sewing our eyelids shut, reject the lie? Scream the truth till our throats are raw? True despair is knowing the answer.
Morteminence was founded in Rouen, France by Antonin M and Vincent H in winter 2016. The aim was to conceive a brutal, dark, anguish-driven and politically infused Blackgaze sound by sonically and visually exploring the themes of urban alienation and melancholy, following the paths of the early european Blackgaze bands like Heretoir, Amesoeurs or Lantlös.
This album is the gathering is part of a conceptual Morteminence diptych telling the story of a fictional character struggling through the anguish of facing the cruelty of the capitalist society, dealing with perceiving the world as it is and not as it is shown to us through the blinding and alienating spectrum of liberal ideology, grasping to the ultimate remains of illusions and ultimately sinking into depression and suicidal ideation as he/she intellectually and spiritually deconstructs him/herself. The story was initially told in a non-linear order on two EPS released digitally in July and October 2018. This is the complete story. All tracks have been remixed and remastered specifically for this limited edition.
Antonin M: Vocals, Additional Guitars, Samples, Synths
Vincent H: Guitars, Synths, Drum Programming
Jérémy D: Guitars
Beny B: Bass
Nicolas M: Live Drums
Music by Antonin M & Vincent H.
Lyrics by Antonin M.
Mixed by Vincent H.
Mastered by Damien Petit