Featuring three new 'n' exclusive songs from each band, this split MLP is the perfect introduction to the new wave of French darkness. Mortal Scepter are up first, and have a pleasure to kill! Although undoubtedly inspired by early Kreator, Mortal Scepter also offer obeisance to other early German deathrash like Poison and Darkness - and of course, the almighty Death, whose "Left to Die" they cover here - altogether exhibiting a manic (and maniacal) personality that's addicting to behold. Deathroned are second on the split, but not to be outdone. In fact, they very equally rival their split mates in sheer, mad-butchering intensity! But, you could also say Deathroned have a violent force all their own - and perhaps not surprisingly, they here cover Violent Force's "Sign of Evil" - racing along with a bloodlust that's brewed in the ancients. Think all thrash metal's about partying and zombies? Think again, and get with the times: the steamhammering past is alive with Mortal Scepter and Deathroned!