‘Self-Destruct. Survive. Thrive!’ is in general an excellent display of a progressive form of Death Metal with brilliant addressed topics and excellent exciting music.

The band did well in varying the tempos internally in some songs and externally between one song and the other, as well as adding to the already variant vocals of Māra Lisenko.

MĀRA, Sold, & Neon Empire – Triple EP Review by FemMetal

Latvju ekstremālā vokāla pārstāves Māras Lisenko projekts “Māra” atkal izdevis EP un atkal ar piecām dziesmām…

EP Review on nra.lv [in Latvian]

It’s time to self-destruct, survive and thrive together with the most dynamic, hardworking and promising unity of the Latvian metal scene…

Album Review by The Headbanging Moose


The groovy bass is perfect.
The vocals are undeniable one of the best of the genre.
Drums and guitars are exactly to the point.
Coherence and catchiness despite the fully intended and neatly integrated disharmony elements make it a finest piece of art.
Every song has a unique and completely different sound concept. This way the whole album receives an extremely high variety and is seemingly too short…

…For me, it is a clear recommendation to buy this EP as well as its predecessor

MĀRA survice and thrive in a self-destructed world


It’s not often that a band from the Baltic Region appears on our radar but following the success of both Jinjer and Infected Rain in recent times, the rise of the critically acclaimed MĀRA from Riga, Latvia is an intriguing one…

There is a certain pressure that comes with the immediate success of a debut record, to keep the momentum up and move to the next level…

Review: “Self​-​Destruct. Survive. Thrive!” by MĀRA

A few seconds pass and the song (“Label Me Insane”) explodes through my shitty speakers and vomits forth heavy metal gold, yeah I dig it! If you want new metal to listen to then this is the album for you…

EP Review by Ghoul Shadows AEA Fanzine

Get ready to be absolutely stunned by the sick growling, screaming and roaring blasted by our metal lady of the month of September…

Metal Chick of the Month by The Headbanging Moose

Watch Blake X’s reaction after listening to Mara’s Blameshifter track. Thank you, Blake, for giving it 12 out of 12!

I’m so glad I picked this one up, man!  […] This is absolutely going on my playlist.

Die Debüt EP “Therapy For An Empath”, der female fronted Modern Groove/Death Crossover Band MĀRA aus Lettlands Hauptstadt Riga  hat es gewaltig in sich…

EP Review by Lack of Lies [in German]

The band named MĀRA after the singers name comming out of Latvia is delivering groovy Thrash loaden Death Metal with a lot of melody, harsh riffs and emotions…

EP Review by Dani Zed Reviews