Mortal Strike are a band from Austria that plays an old school form of thrash metal and this is a review of t heir self released 2014 album "For The Loud And The Aggressive".
Aggressive vocals and guitars along with back up gang shouts start off the album and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to t hem and after awhile the music goes into a very fast thrash metal direction t hat also utilizes a decent amount of blast beats and the music is very heavily rooted in the mid 80's.
At times melodies can be heard in some of the guitar riffing and throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the vocals also mix in a melodic edge to the aggression and while the music is rooted in the past it has a more modern sound production wise and the album also remains very heavy from beginning to ending of the recording.and the vocals on one of t he tracks brings in a touch of death metal and they close the album with a cover of tankard's "Zombie Attack" and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they remain true to an old school style of thrash metal.
Mortal Strike plays a style of thrash metal that is very heavy and old school but with enough aggression to fit in with modern times, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover war and inner struggles themes.
In my opinion Mortal Strike are a very great sounding thrash metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Here Comes The Tank" "Mg 42" "One Against All" and "Zombie Attack". 8 out of 10.