I know, I know. Another one from Napalm Records. Can I help it if I discovered their YouTube channel recently and they have so many good bands on their books?
Similar to yesterday’s Dust Bolt, Mortillery are a thrash act but they’re definitely a different style. The Canadian five-some are a tad more melodic and faster, and there’s the very obvious difference of having a female vocalist (and another lady doing the bass playing).
The attached video “F.O.A.D.” is a kick-ass introduction to them. Relentless, angry and with more swearing than any uncensored Cartman song from South Park. Vocalist Cara definitely has a bit of range. Where some bands would have who people doing the singing – one harsh, one melodic – she covers both roles really well. Must be hell on the vocal chords!
They have two albums out: Murder Death Kill and the more recent Origin of Extinction, the digipak version of which features what should be three cracking cover versions (including Anthrax’s “Madhouse”).