Mongrel's Cross are a band from Australia that plays an old school mixture of black and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Psalter Of The Royal Dragon Court" which will be released in August by Hells Headbangers.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album while the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody along with the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs a more raw feeling.
Elements of thrash can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also bringing in a great amount of 80's and 90's influences but keeping everything modern as well as some tracks also mixing synths into the background and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and clean guitars are added onto the closing track.
Mongrel's Cross plays a musical style that takes 90's era black metal and mixes it with thrash to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover Occultism and Evil themes.
In my opinion Mongrel's Cross are a very great sounding old school mixture of black and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "King Of The Beasts" "Khara" and "Trail Of The Serpent". 8 out of 10.