Release date: 19 August 2014
Style: Speed metal, Black metal

Rating:

7.8 | 8 votes

Owners:

3 have it
7 want it


Disc I
01. Penetratal Curse
02. Evil Like A Knife
03. Prowling Leather
04. No Mercy For Mayhem
05. The Final Rape Of Night
06. Degradation
07. Woman Of Flame
08. Try Suicide
09. Whiplash Disaster
10. Aggressive Crucifixion
11. Destroy Tsunami's Power [bonus]

Disc II [bonus]
01. Unholy And Rotten
02. Black Rock'n'Roll
03. Satanic Royalty
04. All Hail Hell
05. Violence On Violence
06. I Am Violator
07. Holocaustic Deafening
08. Endless Slut
09. ...On The Wings Of Satan

Review


Line-up
Jameson "Athenar" Walters - vocals, bass, guitar, drums
Sean Paul "Commander Vanik" Vanek - guitars
SS - drums

Staff review by
wormdrink414

Rating:
8.0
Midnight seems to take everything that's off-putting about metal to those who think metal's too silly, amplifies it, and then laughs spitefully while going their merry Motör-way. There's not much more anyone could ask from them; there aren't many groups that can juggle being so preternaturally inane and yet rip so goddamn seriously.

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RavenEffect - 17.07.2014 at 21:32  
  After pulling the album solely based on the Strange Artwork cover, I really didnt even knew what these guys played. It's Old School NWOBHM-influenced Blackened Speed Metal with a somewow more modern aproach including some amount of Groove, Stoner and lil'bits of Sludge. I have to admit I was expecting something horrible but it wasnt the case, No Mercy For Mayhem is quite enjoyable. I really their hability to slow down and go more Melodical/Melancholical.

It's a 7 for me.
Vombatus - 18.07.2014 at 13:42  
  To me it's typical Midnight, albeit sounds less fresh and more tired. Can always enjoy this, but wasn't hit by a brick wall as it was the case with Satanic Royalty (first thing I listened by this band).
deadone - 14.08.2014 at 04:28  
Rating: 8
Written by RavenEffect on 17.07.2014 at 21:32

After pulling the album solely based on the Strange Artwork cover, I really didnt even knew what these guys played. It's Old School NWOBHM-influenced Blackened Speed Metal with a somewow more modern aproach including some amount of Groove, Stoner and lil'bits of Sludge.


Talk about over categorisation!

It's like saying Master of Puppets is a Progressive Thrash Metal album with elements of Heavy Metal, Alternative Rock (the mellow bit of Sanitarium), Groove (Thing That Should Not Be).

In the 1980s bands had variety and people didn't bother over categorising. Half the time they didn't bother categorising in the first place.


It's basically old school Speed Metal straight out of the school of Venom.
RavenEffect - 14.08.2014 at 11:25  
 
Written by deadone on 14.08.2014 at 04:28

Written by RavenEffect on 17.07.2014 at 21:32

After pulling the album solely based on the Strange Artwork cover, I really didnt even knew what these guys played. It's Old School NWOBHM-influenced Blackened Speed Metal with a somewow more modern aproach including some amount of Groove, Stoner and lil'bits of Sludge.


Talk about over categorisation!

It's like saying Master of Puppets is a Progressive Thrash Metal album with elements of Heavy Metal, Alternative Rock (the mellow bit of Sanitarium), Groove (Thing That Should Not Be).

In the 1980s bands had variety and people didn't bother over categorising. Half the time they didn't bother categorising in the first place.


It's basically old school Speed Metal straight out of the school of Venom.


If you take your time to read it correctly, you'll see that I've cathegorized it as Old School blackened Speed and not Blackened Speed/A bunch of other stuff. It has that old school sound but it doesnt just grind the Venom recipe, it goes to other places, some of which I've mentioned. I would never call MoP a Progressive Thrash Album but its arguable that that Album has elements from other genres other than just Thrash (unlike Bonded By Blood or Reign in Blood, for example, which are classics that stick mainly to one thing).

And we're not in the 80's anymore, we have a TON of more types of Metal so I believe labeling is a necessity.
Boxcar Willy - 14.08.2014 at 18:40  
  Yeah, it's not 1989 anymore. Sometimes people forget that.
deadone - 15.08.2014 at 01:49  
Rating: 8
Written by RavenEffect on 14.08.2014 at 11:25

And we're not in the 80's anymore, we have a TON of more types of Metal so I believe labeling is a necessity.



Except this album is a 1980s throwback to a period when it was quite common for albums to be written with a mix of faster (speed) and slower songs (groove) and production was often raw (blackened). Really you threw in a whole heap of genres where only 1 would suffice.

As I keep coming back we don't call MoP Progressive Thrah or years of Decay Thrash Groove Doom Heavy Metal or early Slayer blackened NWOBHM Speed Thrash Metal.
RavenEffect - 15.08.2014 at 14:11  
 
Written by deadone on 15.08.2014 at 01:49

Written by RavenEffect on 14.08.2014 at 11:25

And we're not in the 80's anymore, we have a TON of more types of Metal so I believe labeling is a necessity.


Except this album is a 1980s throwback to a period when it was quite common for albums to be written with a mix of faster (speed) and slower songs (groove) and production was often raw (blackened). Really you threw in a whole heap of genres where only 1 would suffice.

As I keep coming back we don't call MoP Progressive Thrah or years of Decay Thrash Groove Doom Heavy Metal or early Slayer blackened NWOBHM Speed Thrash Metal.


If you would read the whole post instead of quoting the part that interested you, You would see this:
Written by RavenEffect on 14.08.2014 at 11:25

It has that old school sound but it doesnt just grind the Venom recipe, it goes to other places, some of which I've mentioned.
Rulatore - 26.08.2014 at 02:01  
 
Written by deadone on 14.08.2014 at 04:28

It's like saying Master of Puppets is a Progressive Thrash Metal album with elements of Heavy Metal, Alternative Rock (the mellow bit of Sanitarium), Groove (Thing That Should Not Be).


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