[Photo by Hillarie Jason]
Boston-based Post-Metal outfit Morne recently signed to Metal Blade and will release their album Engraved With Pain on November 3rd, 2023. First single “Wretched Empire” and accompanying video have been released alongside album artwork.
Since their 2009 debut album, Untold Wait, the quartet has made categorizations like Doom or even Metal tricky. Engraved with Pain challenges categories even further.
The album was recorded with producer Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. The album has a grim focus, as the title suggests, and sets out to “carry humanity individually and collectively through the realities of its decline.”
Milosz Gassan (Guitar, Vocals) comments on the new single and their first video:
‘Wretched Empire‘ is the first song off of our new album to be published bringing the wait to its end. Barebone, stripped down riffs and a cold look at today‘s reality, lyrically it‘s my take on the current situation in the world: How divided everything is and how people are prone to being misled. How we forget our history; history that happened not that long ago. I never comment on my lyrics but maybe in this case it’s needed. I call humanity a ’wretched empire.‘ It’s not an optimistic song. I hope people will enjoy it and find something for themselves in this single and the whole album as well.