Produced and Mixed By:
1.INOCULATION AGAINST REALITY 2.EMBODIMENT 3.SUBTERFUGITIVE
It's been a long time coming, but at last we have the debut album from sonic thugs Mindjuice. A band, whose origins stretch back as far as 1994, this album manages a seasoned mix of modern metal's energy, power and aggression but with traditional structures of riff laden heroics minus the tedious solos! Subtle it isn't, a brutal, battering frenzy would be much closer to the mark.
This album fuses the jumpy almost One Minute Silence style chug found in Embodiment with distorted fuzzy guitars in Serf Nitemare and which shares the hoarse full blown vocal hollows sometimes reminiscent of Matt Pollock (ex-KillIIThis) in Volte-Face. Bonded hatches a jungle-istic, tribal beat that's as infectious as fuck. In contrast there's the eerie sounds of both Seeing Beyond The Consumers Demands Again And Again and Rhino, with the most doom-ungiously devilish riffs imaginable.
Throughout this album, the jackhammer brutality of a violent chug is the mainstay of the sound, however the songs cavort with the sound and often concoct a surprising divergence, but at the same time retaining a definite style that often has a hook and is always driven to the max. Quite simply it's intensive ferocity, the aural equivalent of a good comprehensive beating.
Rigsby (17th August, 2002).