MNEMIC – The Audio Injected Soul (CD)
Mnemic hail from Denmark, and their wall of groove-powered sound hits the listener in the face like a jackhammer.
“The Audio Injected Soul” is an energetic and hard-hitting album, with some catchy guitar hooks and vocals that are uniquely crafted in the most chaotic of ways. “Door 2.12” comes with full force, only to push you down, and beat you over the head with its melodic, angst fueled vocals, and strong groove generated rhythms.
Mnemic definitely know how to make the listener move in such chaotic ways, because it is something I can picture myself doing at one of their concerts.
Unfortunately, I’ve not heard anything from these guys in the last three years, so I think they maybe be on an indefinite hiatus. I hope this is not the case, as these guys surely rock with tons of positive energy, which is found on all 11 songs here.
“Mindsaver” is a pretty cool track with it’s tripped out and groove driven guitar rhythms, and is a song that would be fun to mosh to. The psychedelic riff in the middle of this song is pretty cool as well, as it is something you can really get solid high off of. The pissed-off attitude in this song is pretty awesome as well, as this bitch recklessly just pounds their original sound down your throat whether you like it or not.
And the cover of Duran Duran’s “Wild Boys” is an interestingly executed track, which is not as killer as the original, but it is neat to see how it sounds played with a much, much heavier edge, which Mnemic has given it.
Metal Mind Productions out of Poland has reissued this title in 2000 numbered copies, and by all means this is a release worthy of your attention. This is released as a Digipac, with a nicely put together CD booklet featuring their lyrics. Check it out if you enjoy awesome music with hints of Devin Townsend, Fear Factory and Young Strapping Lad. Overall, this albums smokes the competition, say in a head to head matchup. [Metal Mind Productions] Sarjoo Devani