Mabthera are a band from Hungary that plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "On The Infernal Path" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination Productions, Dark East Productions and Metal Throne Productions.
A very heavy and melodic sound starts off the album and a few seconds later grim black metal screams make their presence known on the recording and the solos and leads also utilize a great amount of melody and when the music speeds up it brings in more of a raw style of the genre along with a great amount of blast beats.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length and as the album progresses the songs start bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music also brings in more of a modern and upbeat style of black metal at times along with a great amount of catchy riffs and when spoken word parts are used they give the music more of a ritualistic feeling and towards the end clean playing is brought onto on of the tracks briefly while the last song adds in a few seconds of keyboards.
Mabthera plays a style of satanic black metal that is very raw, catchy and melodic sounding and adds a modern touch to a more old school style of the genre, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Hungarian and English and cover Satanism and Darkness themes.
In my opinion Mabthera are a very great sounding raw and melodic satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Under Wings Of Satan" "To The Nightsky" and "Elhitem A Magot". 8 out of 10.