Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Brutality, Originality--Duality In Extremes
Ronald | New Orleans, Louisiana | 01/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"MINDROT debut with a sense of power like I have rarely heard elsewhere before or since. They speak volumes of wisdom on the power and danger that the "fairer sex" have over mankind, and they do so with such sludgy, powerful riffing and vocals that you can't help yourself but seethe with hatred at the thought of the past wrongs visited upon you by past "significant others." PURE POWER hits you full steam ahead with songs entitled "Anguish," and "Internal Isolation." A song of chugging, marching power and brutality that I can think of is "Forlorn," a song that makes me think of all the sick, twisted things that have happened to me in my life. Adrian Leroux is a talented vocalist and his actions as frontman of this band are powerful and bring feelings long-suppressed to the surface...very cathartic experience for me. This band is superb...su-PERB. OBTAIN THEM. APPRECIATE THEM. NEVER FORGET THEM AS YOU WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR PAST HURTS. Let Mindrot expel your demons and purge your "Soul" of pain."
Remember the pain..the Dawning of Mindrot
Adrian Leroux | Fountain Valley, CA USA | 07/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was just letting people know that I can be reached now at: firstname.lastname@example.org I also encourage you all to check out Dawning, and Soul. Mindrot sadly broke up in early 98 so keep the faith, and give us a spin. Thanks Adrian Leroux Lead Vocals Mindrot (rip)"
An overlooked doom-crust-death emotional and lyrical gem
the eclectic extrovert | PA USA | 07/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I first heard this, and played it for my friends who appreciate music but were not sure what to make of my love for all things metal, we all admitted by the end of the work that this was a harrowing, emotionally deep experience. It would fall under doom, but it has deathish vocals, with occasional tilts toward clean vocals. The vocals are very pained, and the songs are long and subtly structured--there are occasional noticeable tempo shifts, but usually you find yourself at B or C, and realize it is quite different (though not glaringly so) from point A, but you are not sure how you got there. This album slowly twists and pounds, but while it packs a punch at a gut level, you can also get much out of it by analyzing it, and appreciating the less-than-obvious uniqueness of each song.
The album is based on around a conceptual a theme, and each song connects to the previous one (the theme is something like "insecurity to anger, anger to despair, despair to regret, and regret to hope.") It is brutal musically, and twists and bends chords with a truly gothic feel, without being "goth" in the least (no keyboards, female vocals, etc.) It almost has a crust/punk sensibility to it, but slow and crushingly heavy, with only the subtlest forays into what one might call speed. And the opening trakci s a gripper--it almost classical fashion, it ascends to higher intensities, the rhythmic drumming lifting you into greater tension, and then just when you expect to burst, the song is brought to a close; it is a well-done crescendo. The close of the album introduce soothing melody, with Pink Floyd elements,m though always within the brutal foundation; the song (and album) close with a drawn out, almost indiscernible, tinkling of chimes that plays out for a full minute or two. You are forced to make it through to the end, and you need this relief after being dragged through the emotional ringer for 60 minutes. Not for the faint of heart."