Origin: Finland
Genres: Melodic Death Metal
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Mors Principium Est  


There are certainly no shortage of melodic death metal bands out there, though Finland has produced fewer than other countries (such as, obviously, Sweden). Mors Principium Est came together in 1999 and have released two albums, with the 2003 debut Inhumanity reviewed here. The band has been compared to fellow Finns such as Omnium Gatherum and Children Of Bodom, both valid reference points though MPE is at least trying not to clone the melodic death genre. Keyboards are using sparingly but effectively, giving the group a slightly darker tone to blend with the speedy riffing and typically harsh vocals. As with many bands, they are neither blatant copyists nor blindingly original, relegating them (for now) to up-and-coming status.

Current Members

Ville Viljanen

vocals

Andy Gillion

guitars

Andhe Chandler

guitars

Teemu Heinola

bass (Depressed Mode)

Mikko Sipola

drums

Former Members/Guests

Jori Haukio

guitars (Depressed Mode)

Karri Kuisma

guitars

Jarkko Kokko

guitars

Toni Nummelin

keyboards

Joona Kukkola

keyboards


Discography



Inhumanity 
2003 Listenable
  1. Another Creation
  2. Eternity's Child
  3. In My Words
  4. Inhumanity
  5. D.I.B.
  6. The Lust Called Knowledge
  7. Oblivion
  8. Life in Black
  9. Last Apprentice
  10. Into Illusion
  11. Hijo de la Luna (japanese bonus)
  • Ville Viljanen
  • Jori Haukio
  • Jarkko Kokko
  • Teemu Heinola
  • Toni Nummelin
  • Mikko Sipola

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The Unborn 
2005 Listenable
  1. Pure
  2. The Harmony Remains
  3. Parasites of Paradise
  4. Two Steps Away
  5. Altered State of Consciousness
  6. Spirit-Conception
  7. The Unborn
  8. Fragile Flesh
  9. Pressure
  10. The Glass Womb
  11. Blood of Heroes (digipack bonus)
  12. No More (digipack bonus)
  • Ville Viljanen
  • Jori Haukio
  • Jarkko Kokko
  • Teemu Heinola
  • Joona Kukkola
  • Mikko Sipola

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Liberation = Termination 
2007 Listenable
  1. Orsus
  2. The Oppressed Will Rise
  3. The Animal Within
  4. Finality
  5. Cleansing Rain
  6. Forgotten
  7. Sinners Defeat
  8. The Distance Between
  9. It Is Done
  10. Terminal Liberation
  11. Lost Beyond Retrieval
  • Ville Viljanen
  • Karri Kuisma
  • Jarkko Kokko
  • Teemu Heinola
  • Joona Kukkola
  • Mikko Sipola

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground 



... And Death Said Live 
2012 AFM
  1. The Awakening
  2. Departure
  3. I Will Return
  4. Birth of the Starchild
  5. Bringer of Light
  6. Ascension
  7. ...and Death Said Live
  8. Destroyer of All
  9. What the Future Holds?
  10. The Meadows of Asphodel
  11. Dead Winds of Hope
  • Ville Viljanen
  • Andy Gillion
  • Andhe Chandler
  • Teemu Heinola
  • Mikko Sipola


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