The Swedish brethren Rimmerfors and their merry men of Fejd have named their third longplayer Nagelfar. In Nordic mythology, this mythical long ship (Naglfar or Naglfari) is built with fingernails and toenails of the dead. During Ragnarok, this eerie vessel shall set sail. Thankfully the record is not that gloomy.. Read all!
Acranius is slam death metal band from Germany. They released a EP before called ‘The Echo From Her Cracking Chest’. Now with their new vocalist, they decided to re-record these six songs and do another six new songs to create their first full-length. Expect a high dose of slamming breakdowns and get ready for some baltic sea brutality.. Read all!
A lot about Starkill is misleading. First off, the band name and the album cover. I expected power metal to the fullest, and the first seconds of Fires of Life, led me to believe that was the right. In the end, this band proved to be something else entirely..
Severe Mutilation is a death metal band from Bayamon, Puerto Rico. They’ve released their first full-length, Internal Putrefaction, in 2010 and now they’re ready to release their second full-length, Spawn of Hatred.. Get ready for some straightforward death metal!
Digging into the bands history I found out that it’s rather interesting because they’ve changed their style every now and then. What started as a death metal band, changed into a gothic metal band and is now back to being a death metal band… Read about this ‘new’ sound!
Mortillery – Origin of Extinction
Releasedate: 22 February 2013
Label: Napalm Records
Origin of Extinction is the second album by Canadian thrashers Mortillery. They made a promising debut with fast chainsaw guitars and harsh female vocals. Now I’ll be reviewing Origin of Extinction with high hopes. Thrash metalheads should fasten their seatbelts because “Murder Death Kill” was merely the beginning and just the calmness before the storm.
Origin of Extinction has the same ingredients which made the previous record a good debut. Their sound is very much similar, but now they seem te be more focused on melodies. Like the two and a half minute taking intro “Battle March”. It’s a very easy going instrumental song though, which doesn’t exactly say that they’re here and that they mean bussiness. Luckily they do that shortly after; during “No Way Out”. But these moments tend to start after long intro’s. Still, when the verses start, the music is very enjoyable again with those amazing vocals. This time around it’s less aggressive and more epic, though. The riffs are, just like the debut, very influenced by early thrash metal acts. The main problem is that the drums are not really present in the mix. They should make your ears bleed with the hellish tempos. I really think that this is a big loss for this cd.
Overall, Origin of Extinction is a good thrash metal cd. More focused on melodies compared to the debut, but it still has lots of mosh-riffs. My favorite songs on here are “No Way Out” and “Maniac”, which are the most moshable. Again, it’s actually worth checking for thrashers with a fetish for old school acts!
1. Battle March
2. No Way Out
3. Cease to Exist
4. Creature Possessor
5. Seen in Death
6. Feed the Fire
7. The Hunter’s Lair
10. Sunday Morning Slasher