MindGrinder – Mindtech (Candlelight Records) - Back
After a few demos, MindGrinder has finally released “Mindtech.” This is their debut album and it features former and session musicians from Windir, Zyklon, and Source of Tide. With that said, you can tell that these guys know how to make dark music. “Mindtech” is mostly a death and black cross, but you can see few elements from industrial as well. Their roots seem to lie somewhere between Morbid Angel, Incantation, Emperor, and Dissection. They seem to like the death metal style the most. All the songs have points of grandeur, but some of the riffs seem to cut the flow a little. Those are usually signs of a band that haven’t put out much material or a band early in their career, so we can expect more from MindGrinder. As for now, the best the band has to offer is an assortment of decent to good tracks, including “Regeneration,” “Deception” and “Soul Inferno.” Not that the other tracks are bad, it’s just those ones stood out for me. I’m sure “Mindtech” will be commended by most death and black metal fans, so get off your ass and check it out!

Rating: 79