Genre: Thrash/Speed Metal
Having been obsessed with thrash metal in my early teens in the late 80's, I have to admit I find very few modern thrash bands worthwhile. Most notably Vektor, Antichrist, Korgull the Exterminator and Iron Reagan, to name a few. But i recently came across these canadians (seriously what the hell do you guys put in the beer up there?), and i've been listening to it non stop. Its put me on a mission to discover all the bands I missed out on back then, but more on that in another post perhaps. Anyway, if you're a fan of thrash, speed or power metal, do yourself a favor and ignore the terrible cover art and give these guys (and gals) a chance cus this album is pretty awesome. I made that mistake more than once back in the day and missed out on some incredible albums like "The Daily Horror News" by Risk, whose silly cover art made me pass on an album I have recently become obsessed with. Back to Mortillery - The riffs themselves could stand to be a bit more interesting and could use some more crunch but the solos are all solid as hell, the songs are very well written with hooks galore and the vocals are all over the map, sounding like a cross between Flotsam and Jetsam & Holy Moses with some death vocs thrown in for good measure. They've got the melodicism of power metal, the unbridled aggression of speed metal and the brutality of thrash down pat. They combine them all into what, in my humble opinion, is gonna be one of the better thrash albums of the year. Thrash till Death! Buy a copy at Napalm Records.