CONCATENATION – Mindeater
Ya know when I made the comment "New Wave of Old School Death Thrash" in a previous review last week I was joking. On the other hand this Polish band isn't. First off this thing opens with a Gary Oldman line from the movie The Professional. To me that's a good start since I'm a fan of his work. I'm also a huge VADER fan. Now once the music hits well we're talking bout some serious stuff here.
This is CONCATENATION's debut full length, they have two previous EPs to their credit. On here the band captures that genre duality so well. The first two cuts are thrashy yet within the band switches genre tones so easily. Once the third cut "Straight To The Bones" hits you the band's heavy death metal influence explodes on the listener. Also their vocalist lets loose with some hellishness screaming. Actually he lets loose the vocal chords on most of this with the high pitch screeches as well as a guttural roar like on the title cut.
Yes all of this is great, good riffs and song structure plus the vocals rule but where are the solos? I mean there's some mediocre attempts but that's it. Unfortunately that hurts a would be great release.