Mindustries - Minds In Motion
Rhythmic Noise, Doomcore The traditional scene is on the verge of collapse. Attendance of many parties worldwide are dwindling, and the old guard sets the hope for a recovery on bands like Youth Code who sound like a decent rehash of Front Line Assembly's 'Caustic Grip'. But anyone with an understanding of music knows that a return to an old sound does not work. The move needs to be aimed at the future. And here we have such a move.

Dutch act Mindustries have already gained a good following in the European industrial hardcore and dark techno scene. Their mixture of dark brooding techno, industrial hardcore, doomcore and rhythmic noise made a good impression on a series of EP's. They have also released a first album back in 2004, and the time up unto this second album is filled with a swath of EP's. Albums have never been a priority for the Dutch dance oriented industrial scene, so this is pretty normal business here.

Mindustries sound is a lot like ESA's, only better produced and with harder kicks. The Outside Agency (with which Mindustries often collaborate) is also an good comparison. The industrial of mindustries is hard and violent, but also very well crafted and with an excellent production. The album starts of with the threatening "Juggernaut". Dark ambient sounds, percussion with lots of automation and the typical layered different kick drums known in industrial hardcore. But with a BPM around 140 this will do excellent on dancefloors not hellbent on fast tempo's. Other high points are the title track with the typical hollow sounding bass drum you hear a lot in hardcore. Mindustries also does some crossbreed on this album on "Nightmare creatures" and "The End" and dark techno on the appropriate titled "Tech Noire". The styles on this album are varied but they are all accompanied by hard kicks, and dark atmospheres, well suited for both dance floor and living room.

Mindustries blows a breath of fresh air in Industrial. Coming from the lively and thriving industrial hardcore scene, they show what industrial can be if the industrial artists shed their gothic image and stop worshiping old and stale acts like Skinny Puppy or Front Line Assembly. On "Minds In Motion" you will find 13 tracks of extremely good produced, well crafted and hard pounding industrial. This is the stuff the industrial scene needs instead of hyped up bands like Youth Code. Given the fact that the first CD pressing of this album was already sold out in the pre-order phase, a lot of people are into them already. Don't miss the boat!
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Mindustries - Minds In Motion

The traditional scene is on the verge of collapse. Attendance of many parties worldwide are dwindling, and the old guard sets the hope for a recovery on bands like Youth Code who sound like a decent rehash of Front Line Assembly's 'Caustic Grip'. But anyone with an understanding of music knows that a return to an old sound does not work. The move needs to be aimed at the future. And here we have such a move.

Dutch act Mindustries have already gained a good following in the European industrial hardcore and dark techno scene. Their mixture of dark brooding techno, industrial hardcore, doomcore and rhythmic noise made a good impression on a series of EP's. They have also released a first album back in 2004, and the time up unto this second album is filled with a swath of EP's. Albums have never been a priority for the Dutch dance oriented industrial scene, so this is pretty normal business here.

Mindustries sound is a lot like ESA's, only better produced and with harder kicks. The Outside Agency (with which Mindustries often collaborate) is also an good comparison. The industrial of mindustries is hard and violent, but also very well crafted and with an excellent production. The album starts of with the threatening "Juggernaut". Dark ambient sounds, percussion with lots of automation and the typical layered different kick drums known in industrial hardcore. But with a BPM around 140 this will do excellent on dancefloors not hellbent on fast tempo's. Other high points are the title track with the typical hollow sounding bass drum you hear a lot in hardcore. Mindustries also does some crossbreed on this album on "Nightmare creatures" and "The End" and dark techno on the appropriate titled "Tech Noire". The styles on this album are varied but they are all accompanied by hard kicks, and dark atmospheres, well suited for both dance floor and living room.

Mindustries blows a breath of fresh air in Industrial. Coming from the lively and thriving industrial hardcore scene, they show what industrial can be if the industrial artists shed their gothic image and stop worshiping old and stale acts like Skinny Puppy or Front Line Assembly. On "Minds In Motion" you will find 13 tracks of extremely good produced, well crafted and hard pounding industrial. This is the stuff the industrial scene needs instead of hyped up bands like Youth Code. Given the fact that the first CD pressing of this album was already sold out in the pre-order phase, a lot of people are into them already. Don't miss the boat!
Sep 22 2013

Pieter Winkelaar

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