DEATH/ THRASH METAL | NOTTINGHAM/ UK
SELF RELEASED IN JANUARY 2012
My morning just gets better and better as I’m confronted with more young British Metal talent in the form of Nottingham based Death Thrashers MERCILESS TERROR… the band name and the artwork alone reeks of old school qualities! Since recruiting a new drummer in Peter Mather, the band thought it was time to release a teaser of what is to come before they head off to play in Japan and so we have the three track single release entitled “Shattered Existence” which comprises of two songs of previous recordings that have been re-worked with the new drummer as well as “Cunt” which is a previously unreleased track.
Opening with the title track “Shattered Existence” Merciless terror launch head first into a full on frenzy of Death/Thrash riff-age, abrasive vocals and killer drumming! catchy from the outset this track will have you banging your head within moments of impact! Brutal guitar solos, solid sturdy bass work and a drumming core that is unrelentless in its lack of mercy. [No pun intended]
The ride doesn’t stop there though as the thrill seeking metal juggernaut that is “Descend into the Void” comes next to ratchet up the tempo just a little bit more and add to the bands already pretty hardcore extremity! catchy, full throttle, packed with adrenaline and more than likely heavily alcohol fueled, Merciless Terror more than most bands truly live up to their name, but it is with the final song “Cunt” that they impress the most, short and sweet it is just an amazing tune, direct, to the point and heavy as a fucking hammer to the face! Merciless terror are going to absolutely destroy Japan later this year and the Japanese will love them for it! DONE! [9/10 – LUKE HAYHURST]