Molior Superum - As Time Slowly Passes By... (2019)
We last heard from Molior Superum with
their Electric Escapism EP
back in 2014 (man, time flies), and half a decade later, they've
returned with this full LP to follow their 2012 debut. Starting with
the title track, a trim little piece of melody exploration, the band
sets a tone of fanciful warmth and casual technical prowess, letting
their deft finger-work and ear for tonal-rhythmic intersection guide
With the progression into “Att Födas Rostig”, things
get a bit dirtier in flavor, as the guitar takes on a southern blues
twang, making for an interesting pairing with the Swedish lyrics.
The heavy rock cruising is kept light enough for some shredding to
slip smoothly into place among the rowdy riffs, and that balance
between tunefulness and a dirty bass end is developed in a variety of
ways across the rest of the album.
there's a lot of '70s hard rock influence to be heard in the songs,
the band does a great job of putting a personal spin on it, finding
ways of tweaking it into something that stands apart from most heavy
rock acts of then and now. It's hard to pin down the specifics of
that distinction, but part of it is just how fresh the songs feel.
They don't get bogged down in the bass, but the lightness doesn't
drift off into pop rockish cotton candy clouds, either. Whether
incorporating vocals or going off on sprawling instrumental rides,
Molior Superum make it clear that they kept developing their skills
in the time between releases.
Infectiously fun and compelling (more
than once, I found myself humming along to a song I was hearing for
the first time), the songs ride a fine line of having clearly gone
through lots of crafting while still holding a spontaneous air to
their twists and shimmies.
fairly trim 37 minutes, the album is kept focused, energetic, and
engaging, while also being long enough to keep a few secrets back
from the initial listenings. While it's not set for release until
you can go ahead and order vinyl copies of the album, in a variety of
colors, directly from Molior Superum's BandCamp page. As there's
only 100 of each color pressed, you'll want to snag it fast, or be
kicking yourself about missing it.
Fans Of; Deep Purple, Eternal Elysium, Hijo de la Tormenta, Mondo