Morthra where a band from the Netherlands that played a very heavy form of death metal and this is a review of their 2014 compilation album "Desecrated Thoughts" which will be released in November by Vic Records and consists of their 2 demos and a 2 track promo from the 90's.
A very dark sounding synth intro starts off the album and after the intro the music goes into more of a heavy death metal direction along with some growls and they also use a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some blast beats and you can also hear a thrash metal influence in the bands musical sound at times along with some melody being added into the guitar riffing at times.
The solos and leads the band uses on the recording are what you would expect from a death metal recording that came out of the 90's and they add a bit of chaos into the bands musical sound when they are utilized while some of the tracks only use rhythms and as the album progresses the band starts having more of a raw and aggressive approach than what most death metal bands had from that era and there is also a brief use of acoustic guitars, synths and spoken word parts on some of the tracks.
Morthra where a very underrated band for their time with their music being some very great sounding death metal from the 90's and if they did not break up early they probably would of been a very well known name in this musical genre, the production has a very raw and heavy sound while the lyrics cover violence and anti religion themes.
In my opinion Morthra where a very great sounding death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Choking Screams" "Tale by The Antichrist" "Paganistic Dismemberment" and "Slay The Vicar". 8 out of 10.