MIND TERRORIST — Spiritual Revolution (review)

MIND TERRORIST — Spiritual Revolution album cover Album · 2020 · Metalcore Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
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"Spiritual Revolution" is the fourth studio album of the Greek metal band Mind Terrorist, containing nine new tracks and released by One People One Struggle Records (OPOS). I want to thank the group who personally provided me with a physical copy of the album in a special version. To be precise, only 188 digipack copies were printed in a limited edition, which literally went up in smoke in a few days. The guys kindly honored me with the number 187, so I couldn't help telling you about it again after the previous review on this portal. But back to us and the work in question! Recordings, mixing and mastering of the disc took place in the United States, Greece, the Netherlands and Germany between May and December 2019. "Spiritual Revolution" is a concept album focused on the fundamental process of inner transformation according to which each of us breaks the poisonous effects of globalism, consumerism and modern civilization in general. Being in the world but not belonging to it is a purpose in life through which one realizes that modernity is not simply a way of life .. We can briefly define the album as an alternative metal, since the proposed sound is a homogeneous mix of various elements both of European and American matrix, although the band is based in Larissa (Greece). The melting pot proposed by the band is chock full of references to the Swedish death metal style with influences mainly given by groups such as At The Gates, Soilwork, The Haunted, a bit of Dismember and the latest In Flames. The style also meets the American hardcore of Hatebreed and Madball. "Spiritual Revolution" is heavy, melodic and rather captivating, certainly ideal for fans of extreme metal who like to range between hard melodies and riffs to combine with a vocal performance halfway between clean and harsh. The work of the guitar is wonderfully intricate, heavy and hard on the one hand, but also melodic in the passages and refrains on the other. The drums let themselves go in some technicality, showing off an excellent use of filling (always at the service of music) and a truly phenomenal double speaker. The voice, then, is the most particular element since the band, compared to Swedish or metalcore groups, is not in scream or growl, but more towards hardcore punk. I must say that despite being impactful, the voice still blends well with the sound proposed. This can also be seen as a demerit but I believe that in this case it gives further personality to the proposal, and compared to the previous work there is a greater maturity and awareness. The track "Revolt against The Modern World" is the masterpiece of the album, the summary of an extraordinary work that I feel like giving a 5/5 for the passion it releases and for the spirituality that exudes through the lyrics; the latter rather significant which make the album a well-worked and interesting concept. Reading the booklet I noticed how the literary sector played a fundamental role in the work in question, and the inclusion of figures inspired, for example, by George Orwell and his "1984", really pleased me, being an author who I appreciate. Before concluding, I would like to clarify that in addition to the above-mentioned passage, there is also another appreciable piece that literally entered my head, "End Of Tradition", which begins with a speech based on "1984". But the surprise is not over. A song with a rapcore vocal line in Greek lyrics that shows another side of the band, a bit unusual given the sound proposed in the other tracks. Note of merit also for the graphic sector of the well-made album with attention to the smallest details (even the eye wants its part). It must be said that all the design was created by the design of Richard Manson (Doomsdaykvlt) while AD Media oversaw the productions for viewers and video lyrics. A must for fans of modern metal, especially for the heavy matrix embellished by their characteristic "metallic hardcore" ... a heterogeneous and explosive crossover!
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Bosh66 wrote:
50 days ago
You've whet my appetite - it's on my list of bands to check out next :-)

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