Dira Mortis are a band from Poland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a brutal mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2014 compilation album "Rusty Razor Blades" which was released by Defense Records.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the compilation along with some synth sounds before going into a very slow and heavy doom/death metal direction along with some growling vocals and the music also speeds up at times and adds in a great amount of blast beats which also makes the bands musical style more brutal.
You can hear a lot of early 90's doom and death metal influences in the bands musical style and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the band also adds in a few tracks that are under 2 minutes and you can hear element s of grindcore in the faster sections of the music, when melodic riffing is utilized the songs start bringing in an old school Swedish death metal feeling while the heavier parts have more of a British sound and as the album progresses the synths make their return at times briefly and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Dira Mortis shows a great amount of diversity over the years throughout the compilation bringing in a great mixture of doom, death metal and grindcore an all of the tracks, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death and the undead themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding compilation from Dira Mortis and if you are a fan of doom, death and grindcore, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cruel End" "The Return of Evil" "False Prophecies" and "Sentence". 8 out of 10.