Band: Mortal Peril
Album: The Legacy of War
Release Date: 21.05.2016
Record Label: Self-released
Genre: Thrash metal

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Mortal Peril is a German thrash metal band. Formed in 2010, the band has been delivering some fine thrash metal! After releasing 1 EP and 1 debut album and some line-up changes, they have released their second album “The Legacy of War” recently!

When I first span the record, I gotta admit that I heard a lot of influences from big names so I was a bit skeptical. But the more I listened to the record, the more I got to enjoy it! “The Legacy of War” is filled with the aggressive thrash-metal sound that the die-hard fans will want to hear! This is not the typical ‘polished’ record but the sound is quite raw, which makes it sound like it’s straight from the 80s! Especially the vocals are really from-the-heart and combined with the riffs, the band delivers us a satisfying thrash metal record!

Generally, the songs are just in the right length and right speed; at times the band knows how to deliver us the fast thrash metal sound and sometimes the tempo slows down. The listener will also notice that in some songs the vocals are more in the spotlight whereas in other songs, the guitar riffs (check out “Creeping Apocalypse”!) take over! Especially in the second half, the little surprises such as the guitar riffs or faster songs will surprise the listener for sure! My personal favorites are “Seed of Hate” and “Creeping Apocalypse”.

“The Legacy of War” is definitely the record that a thrash metal fan would enjoy. However,  what I would want to hear would be a bit more originality in the songs; I think it’s quite hard to be unique in the trash metal scene nowadays but Mortal Peril has what it takes so it would be great to see the band developing their own sound and essence in the next releases! This way, I am sure that the band’s sound will attract many listeners!

Rating: 7,5/10

Jan Radermacher – bass, vocals
Jonas Linnartz – drums
Mr. Greene –  guitar
Pete Rode – guitar

1. Generation Hate
2. Gladiator
3. Psychotic
4. Air Attack
5. War is Hell
6. Seed of Hate
7. Creeping Apocalypse
8. Machete
9. Legacy of War

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