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I've always had this question, I seriously don't understand why Morta Skuld is so obscure and has so little online presence being that they are such a good band. Does anybody have any hypotheses? They don't even have a wikipedia page!! I even have been tempted to start one. In my opinion Morta Skuld in the early to mid 90's were so good, I would even argue that at some point they were very close to Cannibal Corpse in how much I liked them. I know Cannibal Corpse had a breakthrough with Ace Ventura. But I have always been puzzled by this. Perhaps Morta Skuld always had music as a hobby only? I know they are working on a new album now. 

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I can only guess, but I think the factors would be timing, lack of exposure, not enough to really set them apart from other DM of the time despite their quality, and ultimately a 20 year gap between full-lengths. They didn't make enough of a mark early on and they didn't stick around to keep pushing. There were a lot of promising DM bands that fell through the cracks and either stopped/dispersed or changed direction in the mid to late 90s... seemed to be a worldwide phenomenon at the time. I haven't heard anything they've done since the reunion, how is it?

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I haven't delved much into their most recent album, other than the first song, and it sounds just as good as the old stuff that I really liked. I am listening to it right now and I am noticing an improvement in the drums. Also, recording technology has improved in all these years, so the sound is better. I'll be exploring this more these days. 

From their posts on facebook I understand that they take breaks, maybe this is a side thing for them. They don't tour a lot. I would like to see them live. 

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