The story of Lingua Mortis begun already in 1996. German metal band Rage recorded, in cooperation with the Prag Symphonic Orchestra the album called "Lingua mortis". The next two albums "XIII" and "Ghosts" made use of the same principle. Now 17 years later the band released a new album. This time under the banner of Lingua Mortis Orchestra which will cover the classical path of Rage, while they will continue with the actual band on their metal journey.
The Lingua Mortis Orchestra album, which is simply called "LMO", is a fusion between metal and classic. The past showed us, that there were more successful cooperations in less good ones (just remember Metallica's "S&M"). This record is a good example. Highly professional and skilled musicians write and arrange songs for this project. Well done. Both so different styles go hand in hand and support each other, instead of being contradictionary. Peavy's strong metal voice and the classical parts of Jeannette Marchewka and Dana Harnge are going great together. Charlie Bauerfeind gave the album a very good sound, which is very powerful.
The concept of the album is about witch-hunting in Germany in the medieval and is based on a true story.
"LMO" combines the best out of both worlds to one great album, which is exciting to listen to. Furthermore it is an album which doesn't become boring, since there are so many different things to discover. I have to recommend that album. Check it out.
01. Cleansed By Fire
a) Convert The Pagans PT. 1
b) The Inquisition (Instrumental)
c) Convert The Pagans PT. 2
03. The Devil´s Bride
05. Oremus (Instrumental)
06. Witches’ Judge
07. Eye For An Eye
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Genre: Heavy Metal