Merzotna Potvora are a band from Ukraine that plays a mixture of black and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2019 ep "Suca maty" which was released by Duplicate Records.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the ep which also adds in a brief use of keyboards and shamanistic style percussion before going into a heavier direction. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody.
When guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while the music also mixes in a great amount of thrash metal elements and the music is also very heavily rooted in the 80's and 90's but modern at the same time.
The songs also adding in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, growls can also be heard at times and sounds of war are added onto the closing track. The production sounds very old school while the lyrics are written in Ukrainian and cover folklore from their own culture themes.
In my opinion Merzontna Potvora are a very great sounding 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 "Pesyholovci" and "Zmyty vohnem". 8 out of 10.