Edmonton, Canada’s Mortillery promise to deliver raw thrash metal on their upcoming, third album, Shapeshifter (Napalm Records), and judging from the first lyric (above) from the album, their promise is mostly true. What’s delivered on “Radiation Sickness” is a new breed of thrash, but at its core it’s what it claims to be. Vocally, Cara McCutchen sounds A LOT like Jill Janus of Huntress, and it is a bit frustrating that something promoted as thrash metal makes us wait until the four-minute mark to deliver the guitar solo, which isn’t anything to write home about.
And lyrically Mortillery tackle nuclear war, which is a growing threat in today’s international climate, but that’s not what they’re concerned about, as the band sings about 1945 and the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima. Yeah, probably a missed opportunity there.
On the whole, “Radiation Sickness” is OK at best, but there’s a lot of room for improvement for Mortillery.
Shapeshifter will be released May 27th, via Napalm Records. Pre-order your copy here.
Rock Hard \m/