MERCYLESS - The Mother Of All Plagues
Release date: 04.09.2020
Formed in 1987 and ever since one of the leaders of the French Death Metal scene along with pioneers like AGRESSOR or LOUDBLAST, MERCYLESS have gained a worldwide recognition within the underground Death Metal scene with such albums as “Abject Offerings“, “Coloured Funeral” or, more recently, their sixth one, “Pathetic Divinity“.
Even though they’ve always been exploring different extreme territories from one album to the other during the 90’s, MERCYLESS came back to their old-school unholy Death Metal roots with their 2013 full-length “Unholy Black Splendor” and its follow-up, 2016’s critically-acclaimed “Pathetic Divinity” and are now celebrating 30 years of war against everything deemed holy.
On the 33th year, the 7th gate opens, bastard son dies at last and MERCYLESS spits its darkest album ever on the face of his p(ri)ests that contaminate mankind since way too long.
Seventh album in 33 years, the aptly-titled “The Mother of All Plagues” amidst those troubled pandemia times even though it’s been written and given its title back in 2018 already, is the proof, if any was needed, that already deep in its fourth decade, MERCYLESS still rages on, stronger than ever before, against the crucified one and the holy ghost, releasing their darkest and most hate-filled album ever ; most probably their best since cult 1992 debut “Abject Offerings“!
Comparing religious belief to the infection of minds and the contagion spread by clergies to a plague, “The Mother of All Plagues” is standing fierce, proud to have been, equals to the horned one, banished from Heaven, calling on the infected masses to break their mental chains and bring back with them the severed head of their oppressor.
Produced at VAMACARA studio (OTARGOS, LOUDBLAST, SAVAGE ANNIHILATION…), “The Mother of All Plagues” is darker and rawer than any of the band’s previous releases, adding to the songs’ oppressive and hateful feel, an even darker dimension, topping it all with outstanding artwork courtesy of Nestor AVALOS (BLOODBATH, DARK FUNERAL, BLUT AUS NORD…).
Forever … rival of the Nazarene!
2. Rival of the Nazarene
3. Banished from Heaven
4. Bring Me His Head
6. Laqueum Diaboli
7. Descending to Conquer
8. Inherit the Kingdom of Horus
9. The Mother of All Plagues
10. All Souls Are Mine
11. Litany of Supplication