On ’Memento Mori’ Joe has crafted a very nice blend of black metal, death metal and cinematic tones, as well as a healthy dose of himself. And the outcome is perfect. Usually when several styles are mixed, the result shoots off in too many directions without anything holding it together. Joe is on the opposite end of the scale weaving and tying it together so seamlessly. And this gives the songs such a nice, well-balanced flow. All while the music is completely crushing me. Fantastic!
Don’t for a minute think the songs I left aren’t good, on the contrary. ‘Memento Mori’ is genuine and near-perfect from start to finish, so Joe definitely made the right decision to finally release his full-length solo debut. The time was right for that. By adding this wonderful album to his vast discography I am extremely eager to see Joe has in store next. While waiting for the next recording I strongly suggest that you, dear wave rider, let ‘Memento Mori’ sweep you away, so you can marvel at Joe’s brilliance.