"Aberrations of the Mind" is the ninth album and final album by Swedish heavy metal band Morgana Lefay, released March 19, 2007. This is the first album with Pelle Åkerlind on drums. Morgana Lefay's album "Aberrations of the Mind" takes you through the labyrinth of the human mind. Possession, anger and madness served with a big bang and an attitude withour compromises. But still you will find that melancholy so typical for the band. Includes a bonus track and comes in a digipak!
The last rites were read, the coffin was lowered deep, and a legend was buried eight years ago. In 2005, that very legend smashed open its grave and stormed back out. Morgana Lefay finally surface again with heaving might and a fist to the teeth (with the proper name, full line-up and the legal rights etc). Musically, it is as usual very difficult to describe as these boys don't follow any prescriptions and pretty much play their own style. It is really a surreal album that manages to keep your interest from beginning to end.
This is the only release without Charles Rytkönen and Tony Eriksson. The style is traditional Metal/hard rock and the album is not recognised by the present incarnation of Morgana Lefay.
Since their inception, the band's every release had piled ambition upon ambition, and after pausing for reflection with 1996's semi-retrospective Past Present Future, the group resumed their career with a full-fledged concept album later the same year called "Maleficium". Morgana Lefay isn't the typical power metal band, having ridicously high-pitched vocals, fast riffing, guitar melodies and double bass drum that will drill your head until it reaches your brain and leaves you in a coma. This album is considered as magnum opus of Morgana Lefay.
1995's "Past Present Future" is an 11-song compilation from Swedish metal band Morgana Lefay. This band, along with Tad Morose, was key in developing the Swedish power metal sound in the ‘90s, and is one of the few bands that actually sounds like classic Savatage.
"Knowing Just As I" is the second album for Swedish heavy metal band Morgana Lefay. This time there are highlights to be found all over with some of the best songs ever on a power metal release. Pumping out their doomy, thrashy version of power metal the guys of ML unleash a beast of an album.
"Sanctified" is the fourth album for Swedish heavy metal band Morgana Lefay. The artwork, the production (man in charge the mighty Ulf Peterson), the lyrics are just great. The fans of "The Lord Of The Rings" should discover two tracks that deal with this theme. The music is… well… pure and genuine Power Metal at its best (it is recommended to listen to it as loud as possible, for the best results!). The instruments all sound flawless as well, the production is well-balanced.
Morgana Lefay remains to this day, a hidden gem of a band in the heap of turds that often over run what is called power metal these days. With super heavy riffs, raspy powerful vocals and shredding solos they are paralleled by few. This album, The Secret Doctrine, is the third from the band and shows them improving on their sound but running long on ideas in the end. Starting with another doomy mid-paced opener in "Rooms of Sleep" the album doesn't light a fire to begin with but begins at a high level regardless. Much like their debut the album has it's ups and downs but here we find more highlights along the way.
The album again has an overall dark feel to it, dealing mostly with end-of-the-world type of stories - not surprising considering the title (SOS or …–-… - Save Our Souls) and the characters wearing gas masks on the cover and inside the booklet. Some of the songs are slow and heavy, with a depressing mood to them. There are also some faster songs, resulting in a pretty well-balanced album. In 2005, …–-… was ranked number 417 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.