MINDFLAIR – Scourge Of Mankind (CD)
These Germans in Mindflair play a wicked and furious brand of grindcore, bringing to mind early Napalm Death, aka: “From Enslavement To Obliteration” and even hints of “Scum”.
Their grind is pretty interesting, as some of the tracks incorporate the more heavy sludge rhythms that just go over your head like a steamroller without the steam. And the dual suffocated vocal styles are definitely a worthy addition to the songs here, and this can also be heard on the comic-like “Ideal Of Stupidity”, which just cracks me up.
Mindflair, though not out of this world, but certainly know how to shake things up on this 13-tracker, with their uncontrollable chaos and emotional frustration.
Imagine Napalm Death, Unseen Terror, Righteous Pigs and sludge metal maniacs Sour Vein all rolled up into one big fatty, and you get to smoke the sonic joint known as Mindflair.
“Scourge Of Mankind” touches on societal ills, the fucked up state of our world, and the total ignorance majority of humankind bathes in. Oh, there also plenty of anti-political themes here too. I think if these guys go any further on the anti-political stance, they might as well call themselves anarchists, haha.
Check this bitch out and let it grind your ears off ‘til you can’t hear anymore. [EveryDayHate] Sarjoo Devani