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Mindrot : Forlorn



From the opening sounds, this album oozes atmosphere. A thick, rich deep bass sound, a little light hi-hat, a little whisper, and then the deep death vocals hit you like an avalanche and the drums and guitars ignite! Middle paced (not as slow as Skepticism, not as fast as Morgion), with an ultra thick sound.

Mindrot are in a unique situation, where they were once a thrash band that eventually slowed down and gained death vocals. This has leant them to some very cool mixtures in style, very prevalent in the choruses, and right through the second track, which is quite a lot faster than the first track, certainly more punishing to the listener.

Getting to the general sound of this album, the production is flawless, as one would expect from Jim Barnes. The drums are very tight, the cymbals have enough crash in them, the bass is deep and understated and runs along very nicely to the generally thick sound. The vocals are some of the finest on the planet, not as gutteral as some, but enough grunt to bring a smile, they are extremely clear and only a couple of quick glances at the lyric sheet are necessary. The vocals vary from whispers in some parts, (mostly) death vocals, spoken parts and screaming. Certainly one to look out for those into the early Morgion sound.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated

Information

Tracklist :
1. Forlorn
2. Whithersoul
3. Dreaded Light

Duration : Approx. 20 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Andy McVey
Forever Autumn
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