MINDSHIFT’s “Horizon”

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music.

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If I got this right, “Horizon” is MINDSHIFT’s third album. You’ll only find this and the previous one, “Evilution, In Time” on Spotify, but there’s reference to a certain “No Regrets”, from 2012. Not that it really matters, as I won’t make any comparisons; “Horizon” has a merit of its own, without the need of saying if it’s better, worse, or simply different from what MINDSHIFT has done so far.

There’s melodic death metal all around the world, but we know damn well that the one that comes from Sweden has a certain… “something”. When you hear songs such as “Arise” or “Drowning”, when you hear that dynamic-heaviness-meets-sad-melody, you know exactly what I mean.

The title-track, on the other hand, has a more upbeat vibrancy embedded on an even stronger composition. It’s pretty understandable why the album was named after this one, and why there’s also a promotional video for it, although there are a lot of treats in “Horizon”. Like the menacing “Eye For An Eye”, the hints of prog halfway through “Suffer In Silence”, the groove and gloominess of “A Thousand Scars”, or the acoustic intro in “Reflections”, that yet isn’t as sentimental as the electric solo later on. And then you have SOILWORK’s Björn “Speed” Strid adding an extra vocal power to the straightforward “My Revenge”, although, in that same right-on line of sound, I admit I prefer “Decay”.

These 13 songs (plus the intro “Origin” and the spoken interlude “Light”) embody a rich songwriting, full of details prone to become earworms. The old-school and the modern melodeath walk naturally hand-in-hand here, resulting in a very complete album within the genre. Complete and remarkable.

Self-released

Producer: MINDSHIFT

Track list:

  1. Origin
  2. Arise
  3. Horizon
  4. The Art
  5. In The End
  6. My Revenge (feat. Björn “Speed” Strid)
  7. Eye For An Eye
  8. Drowning
  9. Suffer In Silence
  10. Decay
  11. Absolution
  12. Light
  13. A Thousand Scars
  14. Single Session Therapy
  15. Reflections

www.mindshift.se

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  1. Pingback: MINDSHIFT @ Göta Källare, 2016/10/15 | Front Row Forever

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