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Mental Care Foundation
Alcohol Anthems
Type: CD
Company: Crash Music
Release: 2005
Genre: Heavy/Extreme
Reviewer: Glittergirl
Published: 3/30/2006
Will blast your eardrums
Formed in Kokkola, on the west coast of Finland, this was orginally a cover band for Pantera and Slayer; their influence can still be heard even on this album. In 2003, the band named themselves Mental Care Foundation and after a few original songs were written, they released their first 4-track demo which did little. However, in 2004 they went back into the studio and made an album and by the end of the year had a deal with Low Frequency Records. ALCOHOL ANTHEMS is the debut album released in 2005.

METAL HEALTH FOUNDATION's debut CD will blast your eardrums with tight guitar and bass licks as well as screeching vocals that are angry and intimidating without being incoherent. Finnish born singer, L.L. Thruster has a great and powerful voice with little accent. They make a powerful statement with their music, carving out a niche in the metal world for themselves and I expect to see lots from them in the future. The band makes no apologies for the anger filled tunes like HATE AVENUE, PAIN,and DEATH LASTS A LIFETIME. Nor should they, they have the perfect mix here and I hope to see a tour soon in the US in support of this CD.

Headbangers unite, and check this band out, you'll love it. ALCOHOL ANTHEMS is a credit to its genre. Pantera and Slayer influened, it will only serve to promote this kind of music in America.



Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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Alcohol AnthemsMental Care Foundation
2005
Glittergirl3/30/2006


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