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Absolutely the best album in my collection
J. Walsh | Milwaukee, WI United States | 09/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own a few thousand cds spanning mostly rock, pop, and metal from the 70s to the present. This is the best one... no lie. I love this album. I loved it from when I first got it after seeing the equally awesome "Do You Need Some" video. There is quite a diversity within the album (song to song) and even within the songs on the album, and yet, the entire time, its a hard rocking metal release! You get infusions of techno, punk, pop, funk, folk... its almost like a summation of all melodic music wrapped up in a metal base. The musicianship is great and the production equals absolutely the best I have heard. The music and song structures are not bound by traditional verse chorus verse chorus solo chorus structuring (though not afraid to use it when it works)... there are interesting breakdowns within songs musically... there are synth horns in spots. BUT... dont let any of this scare you... this is blistering when put at max volume. The vocals are great... the guitars are hard and fast when called for and light and emotional when appropriate as well. But, again, all the while the focus is on great quality songs and being very melodic. This album is definitely sonic ear candy! Goodbye Everything is a haunting, emotional, light album closing number that I used to use as a college DJ to end every show... Prepare Yourself is hard drivingly brutal and yet catchy as all heck... and my favorite, Violet Dream, is among the most crankable songs I know... its great background noise for cruising FAST down the highway! But, all songs are top notch... there is not a filler song on the disc! I think Matt Mercado is the greatest songwriter out there, its just a shame he is not well enough known for many others to come to the same conclusion. I also recommend looking up what he has been doing since. Mind Bomb was ahead of its time and didnt get the credit it was due... and Matt is blazing that same trail now with his new band Supermercado -- which is like Mind Bomb on steriods! If not for grunge and alternative... Mind Bomb likely would have been the next big thing in metal and its a real shame we only got the one release. If you try this and love it, definitely see what came after this at Matt Mercado daught comma.
Do you need some? Yes!
Michael Hoffman | Skokie, IL USA | 09/22/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Chicago rock/industrial band fronted by local producer/musician Matt Mercado. For quite awhile after this record was released, you couldn't walk into a Chicago-area record store without hearing it blasting from every speaker. I have it in rotation on my CD changer to this day. The band is somewhat back together now - 10 years after the initial release of the album, which is, IMHO, a prime example of Mercado's production skills. Solid stuff. I don't know Ministry but I've heard Mind Bomb favorably compared to them. (Melodic heavy rock with a lot of samples and sounds integral to the music.) I believe Mercado is much like Trent Reznor in that he crafts most of his music himself then assembles a band around it. Thus I think he finds it hard to get a band that can reliably reproduce on-stage what Mercado himself created in his own head and on record. Still, if you can get a copy of this album, do so... and keep an eye out for the "Do You Need Some" video which is one of the best videos eMpTyVee never showed."
Mind Bomb does just that!!!
Never Surrender \m/ | San Antonio, TX. | 05/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have such a huge cd collection and I recently went back to listen to some cds I had not given some play in sometime. I cranked up Mind Bomb in the new system and this freakin' cd is so full of great guitar riffs, keyboards, and awesome vox's. It is so unfortunate that it did not get the respected air play in its time. I saw in them "live" here in San Antonio when they opened up for Robhalford's "Fight" project, and they kicked some ass. I recommend this cd. GET IT!!!!!! if you can find.