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Review by Tony Cannella

From Italy, the band Motherstone plays extremely, groove-laden and aggressive music with Thrash Metal overtones. On their 2nd full-length release, “Terror Is Over” the band offers no moments of quiet, serenity or niceness. They just deliver 40-minutes worth of in your face metal with powerful riffs, duel male/female vocals and uncompromising (yet melodic) music. The vocal pair of Vale and JJ Mammasasso is quite a formidable duo to be reckoned with. Female vocalist Vale has a clean, soaring vocal style whilst male vocalist JJ offers a more hostile delivery. The vocals are split pretty evenly between the two contrasting styles. With song titles like “Face Your Fate”, “24/7 Sedation”, “Mental Wreckage”, “Mad Man Walking” and “Terror Is Over” don’t expect anything nice, but Motherstone offers some good bits of melody, which really pushed them over-the-top for me. “Terror Is Over” also has a raw, live feel to it and plenty of energy. So, if you are looking for something with a nice mixture of belligerence and melody, “Terror Is Over” by Motherstone is an album that never lets up in supplying the power and ferocity.

Rating – 85/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Face Your Fate
  2. 24/7 Sedation
  3. Mental Wreckage
  4. Frozen Waters
  5. How It Began
  6. All Denied
  7. Satellite
  8. Mad Man Walking
  9. Down to My Knees
  10. Terror Is Over 

 

Line Up 

  • Valentina Trotta – Vocals
  • JJ Mammasasso – Screams and Grunts
  • Dani Hell – Guitar
  • Ivano Conti – Bass
  • Rik Mackey – Drums

 

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