Mortis Cruentus are a band from Spain that plays a melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Hellthrone'.
Dark sounding synths and demonic voices start off the album while spoken word parts can also be heard briefly before going into a very fast and melodic musical direction which also brings in a great mixture of both black metal screams and death metal growls while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads are done in a very chaotic yet melodic fashion along with some synths and clean playing also being added into certain sections of the recording as well as a great amount of tremolo picking being utilized in the fast riffing and when spoken word parts are utilized they give the music more of a ritualistic feeling and symphonic elements can also be heard briefly.
Mortis Cruentus plays a musical style that takes melodic black metal and death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover blood, war, death demonology and occultism themes.
In my opinion Mortis Cruentus are a very great sounding melodic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Demonic Veil" "Sculptures Of Possession" "Supreme Hellish Congregation" and "Blood And Blazing Flesh". 8 out of 10.