MABTHERA “On the Infernal Path”
Symbol of Domination Prod.
This is not bad at all for a debut album of ominous black metal. Coming from Ózd, Hungary, this band has members with good experience in extreme metal music, and they composed a really good black metal album with dark atmospheres and good guitar lines.
All tracks are balanced in funeral tunes and a Nordic reminiscent forged in specific musical structures. Actually, this album has a quite peculiar and distinctive sense of melody, which is totally drowned in venomous walls of grimness and darkness. I liked it because these musicians keep in a natural way the metallic spirit, and all tracks sound morbid, but with good sense musically speaking. Also, the band doesn’t bothers to make complex musical arrangements; they do what they want, direct to the point and that’s it. This is a good debut album for a young band that keeps the essence of darkness with good roots in the melodic side of the genre. But don’t confuse! You will not find any Disney melody here. This is pure grimness and painful black metal from East Europe! – Victor Varas