No War & More
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: November 6th 2009

Pure Horror Glorifying Death Metal!! No, this is not the death metal combo from New York with a new release. This Mortician hails from Austria and the CD contains songs written and recorded in the late 80's. The songs are taken from their EP and demos. The production is therefore of demo quality and the vocals sound sometimes as false as a screaming pig going to be slaughtered. Why this in my view needless release? Well, because two of the members have re-founded Mortician and are going to start writing new songs.


I don't understand why some bands or record companies do these re-releases of old ancient sounding stuff. In the late 80's the music was a bit relevant, but the song writing quality was not above average. Nowadays there is no one waiting for this. Why not go into a studio and re-record the old songs within 2 days, mix them and then release a proper CD? (Like Exodus did with 'Bonded by Blood') With modern competence the record would sound much better and the costs of 2 days studio should not be such a big problem, at least if you take yourself seriously. 


If a modern metal fan picks up this record with old stuff, he will think that he went back to the stone ages. He is used to the Andy Sneap kind of mixes and production. The band isn't doing themselves a big favour by releasing this CD. With the tons of new bands and CD's every day, the band already fights a battle that can't be won. If the next CD will be a good one, there will be no one waiting for the new release with eager. At least not when he already bought  'No War & More'.


In my opinion; a waste of my time and a waste of your money.


01. No War

02. Listen to the Priest

03. Hot Fight

04. Street Warrior

05. Rockin' the Night

06. Sacrifice of Sin

07. We Must get Back

08. Break the Rules

09. Shout in Heaven

10. Back in the City

11. In the Still Before the Storm

12. No War (Live)

Label: Pure Steel Records
Distribution: Twilight
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: November 4th 2009