Beyond their nearly unpronounceable name, perhaps the best thing about Morglbl is their sense of humor. You can find, and hear it, in their song titles. From their fifth album, Brutal Romance, Gnocchis on the Block, Fidel Gastro, Wig of Change, and Glucids in the Sky are genuinely humorous.
As to the music, Morglbl's formula changes little, as it still revolves around guitarist Christophe Godin. Here's an amalgam of power chords and spicy fret work in a wrapper of jazz, rock and metal fusion. Imagine Zappa or Steve Vai in a power trio context and you have a picture. An equivalent would be soul mates and tour buddies Freak Kitchen.
Really, there's little more to say. There's not a dull song here, and neither does Godin disappoint. However, there is a fundamental familiarity to Morglbl's music. Even with lighter nuances juxtaposed against the heavier metalish motif, within or between songs, you can pretty much guess what you're going to get from start to finish. But don't let the expectations of consistent creativity be replaced with the cynicism of redundancy. These guys are good. Recommended.
Morglbl's Brutal Romance is more solid jazz, rock and metal fusion, led by Christophe Godin's creative guitar chops. 'Nuff said.
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