Majster Kat are a band from Slovakia that plays a very old school form of thrash metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Memento" which was released by Support Underground.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album along with some sound effects being utilized in the background and after the intro the music goes into a heavier direction along with some powerful bass guitars and melodic guitar leads the album into more of an old school thrash metal direction as well as adding in aggressive vocals and back up gang shouts.
The music is heavily rooted in the 80's thrash metal sound and some of the solos and leads the band uses bring a NWOBHM feeling to the bands musical sound and after awhile the vocals start utilizing a more melodic edge and as the album progresses a small amount of ethnic music elements are brought into one of their songs briefly before returning back to a heavier direction.
Halfway through the album another acoustic instrumental is added o onto the recording while the remaining tracks use vocals and you can also hear small amounts of clean playing being utilized in certain sections of the recording and some of the back up gang shouts almost have a death metal feeling to them at times and towards the end a power ballad is added onto the album while they close the recording with a more aggressive thrash track.
Majster Kat play a very old school style of thrash metal on this recording as well as bringing in the perfect balance between heaviness and melody, the production sound s very old school yet very professional at the same time while the lyrics are written in Slovak and cover anti war and inquisition themes.
In my opinion Majster Kat are a very great sounding old school thrash metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Spoved knaza" "Podle slova" and "Na smetisku civilizacie". 8 out of 10.