Album Review: Mortal Peril – Walking On Hellish Trails

In recent times, you get back more often old-school thrash-Metal to hear and so are „Mortal Peril“ Representatives of this genre. With „Walking On Hellish Trails“ Cologne published last month, her debut album. „Mortal Peril“ were in 2010 founded by drummer Jonas Linnartz and bassist / singer Jan Radermacher in industrial backwater Wesseling and made 2012 with their EP „Of Black Days And Cruel Alliances“ for the first time attention. With their debut album „Walking On Hellish Trails“ Mortal Peril be well seasoned with a rough, punky energy and classic NWOBHM-tunes their first longplayer on the thrashing of humanity going.

Mortal Peril - Walking On Hellish Trails

As mentioned „Mortal Peril“ year 2010 founded by Jonas and Jan and after the accession of guitarists Tasso first gigs were played in clubs and house parties. 2011 were reinforced with Lucas as a second guitarist and middle 2012 followed by the first EP „Of Black Days and Cruel Alliances“, which was like not only in Germany, but also positive reviews from Italy, France and South America reaped. 2013 Tasso left the band, to open up other musical directions, followed shortly thereafter Lucas stepped out for professional reasons from the band. After several months of searching, the Thrasher completed early 2014 again with Bjornsson Greene and Fabian Gerhardt to the Sechssaitern and tilled the further stages in NRW. With this lineup was also the first album „Walking on Hellisch Trails“ taken on its own. Sorry, had to end 2014 Fabian off study due and the place was so clear for the guitarist Pete Rode. Once again, completely and with their album in killing Mortal Peril forward, other off some big gigs.

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Technically sound celebrate Mortal Peril Thrash from, well seasoned with punky energy and NWOBHM classic tunes. Despite all 80s nostalgia press the four boys their own stamp on songs. The quartet is based on fast, punk and thrash metal with lots of power aufwartenden, which was enriched with a generous helping of NWOBHM. Mortal Peril also not invent the wheel, it is absolutely authentic and cut live purely as a well lubricated suppositories. „Clear in the head or drunken as shit“ - After these lines from the opener is clear, under which the motto for studio work. Shows the varied themes of the songs, that songwriter and frontman January Radermacher creatively and completely leaves the band does not want to put in a stylistic corner. So socially critical topics in pieces like „Death to all the Tyrants“ and „Devil Seed“ of humorous texts such as in „Lord Wampo“ or „Eyekil are“ replaced, ultimately by the tribute song „Inglorious Basterds“ is rounded to the eponymous film.

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Radermacher draws his inspiration the songs from experienced events. Thus, for example the song „Eyekil are“ a tribute to it, that drummer Jonas with his drumstick hit upon initial Preview this piece eye and contact lens shattered his right eye. Thus, he provided the perfect template for one of the best songs on the album. With their sound convince the guys across the board. The compositions of hard drum beats, rhythmic basslines and twin guitar riffs give the unmistakable sound of the band. The whole is crowned by the melodic guitar solos beideen axeman. The production is managed and lyrically one uses the usual clichés, where in the song „Hail Satan“ with „Rape Maria, Kill Jesus“ etc. but a little bird is shot and the chorus of „The Ones Left Behind“ something comes along even infantile.

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„Walking on hellish trails“ is a diverse album, shows that, that „Mortal Peril“ the thrash metal sound of the 80s resurrects again and wanting more. This album is the best example of, that even a completely produced in-house album hide from other boards must. What the four boys have beaten into here, can simply sit still no head on the neck. The standout is very horny „My Inner Condition“, „Eyekil are“ as well as the rapid opener „2 Step Crew“. The band's style is not limited to pure Thrash Metal, Influences from punk, Hardcore and NWOBHM are sometimes more, sometimes less to hear. The band expresses their songs very own stamp on and somehow I have the feeling, that in the future „Mortal Peril“ some will hear. In this sense,: „Clear in the head or drunken as shit, Mortal peril Turnschuh crew is wasting the pit!“


  1. 2 Step Crew
  2. The Ones Left behind
  3. Escalation
  4. Devil’s Seed
  5. Eyekil are
  6. Hail Satan
  7. Warcult
  8. Death To All The Tyrants
  9. My Inner Condition
  10. Senor Wampo
  11. Inglorious Basterds
  12. Hellish Trails
Mortal Peril - Walking On Hellish Trails
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