Zeno Morf
Wings of Madness
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: November 12th 2010
Playing time: 50:18

Zeno Morf has been around for a very, very long time, going all the way back to 1987. And they never seem to have left the 80s!

"Wings of Madness" feels and sounds like something out the 80s; NWOBHM with a few thrash influences all the way. And they stays true to their roots and the sound of that period throughout the entire album.

The sound has sadly also more in common with the sound of the 80s than with today's standard, might be appealing to some, but not to me! They do know how to write a killer riff, and the leads are well-constructed as well, so musically they do have something to offer. But - and it's a big but - the vocalist plain and simple sucks; he sound forced and has no stamina; most his high notes are awful. And that kills the fun for me, and makes this a close to unbearable experience to listen to.

If you can look past the obvious flaws then there is surely potential, but that's simply not enough today! This is more pain than pleasure, but if you like Iron Maiden, Omen and OverKill then you might be able to pick more up than me...

01. Northern Rage (1:22)
02. Riding the Tundra (3:28)
03. Wings of Madness (5:47)
04. Requiem (5:50)
05. World of Sorrow (5:21)
06. Into the Fire (3:17)
07. Back on your Feet (3:20)
08. Badgers in the Attic (3:35)
09. Suburban Warrior (4:12)
10. Tyrant of Extinction (3:51)
11. System of Arrogance (3:53)
12. Pleasure and Pain (5:58)
Label: Karthago Records
Distribution: Twilight
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: December 8th 2010
Website: www.myspace.com/zenomorfmetal