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Mindgrinder - Riot Detonator - 2005 - Candlelight Records

Track Listing
1. Warhead
2. Pathetic Submission
3. The Rebellion
4. Transition
5. Epilogue
6. Hellfire
7. Concept Of Honesty
8. Death's Disciples
9. Obligation To Prevail
Norway's brutal hate machine Mindgrinder come back for a new album of extreme death metal. The band was formed in 2006 and released their first record, "Mindtech", in 2004. Now the band have released "Riot Detonator" for Nocturnal Art Productions and released stateside by the blooming Candlelight Records. The group is made up of Cosmocrator (Bass, Vocals, Programming), Nitrous (Lead-guitar) and Titan (Lead-Guitar), and Nex on battery (bass?). Fans of the older material of Meshuggah and the fast portions of Hate Eternal and Morbid Angel should enjoy this record.

Mindgrinder does just that, releasing a pummeling amount of technical brutality through nine cuts of aggression. One has to simply shake their head at the blast beat effects of the drums, easily diagnosed as a drum machine here with Cosmocrator handling the programming. Songs like "Death's Disciples" and "Pathetic Submission" give you a good indication of what type of metal this is...loud, brutal, and lightning fast.

Simply put...this is a speed fest blender of death metal extreme.



--1Evil1 08.01.07


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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Troy Cole8/24/2007


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