Mindwalker - What Is Beyond Horizons
Doomcore, Techno Mindwalker is the doomcore alter ego of Italian hardcore producer Mirco Abete who also releases industrial hardcore under his Reflecti name. After two wel recieved EP's on Dark.Descent. Mindwalker now gets the chance to release his debute album "What Is Beyond Horizons". and its another quality release like most material on Dark.Descent.

While the EP's were full on doomcore with influences from rhythmnic noise and EBM, the album is much more varied. There are some more IDM/ambient styled songs like "Moon", "Neuroscheme" and "The Everything" which break up the album nicely. But offcourse the main interest is the doomcore, and boy, mindwalker sure delivers some ammunition to tear up industrial dancefloors.

Album opener "Invisible Tears" opens with piano and soothing female voices, but after two minutes the harsh pounding starts and we are off with stamping our dirty boots on the dancefloor. Second song "Black Clouds" turns the screws some more, and there is much more like this on this album.

Starting of a song melodic and slow, and then introducing the harsh doomcore kick is something Mindwalker does regularly, like on the fantastic track "Far From You" which sounds like it could come from the goth industrial scene, but produced much, much better.

As usual in industrial hardcore and doomcore there are some collaborations to be found, and Mindwalker teams up with The Relic on one track, and Embrionyc on two tracks (of which one is a remix). All these tracks are great and will work very well on the dancefloor. Mindwalker also isn't afraid to jump into more schranz/hardtechno territory like on "Strobo Room" which even has a Depeche Mode feel because of the used percussion.

'What Is Beyond Horizons' is a daring exersise into doomcore with sidesteps into other genres. DJ's will find at least half the album filled with explosive dancefloor material, the casual listener will find quality techno influenced industrial with insane heavy beats. Very warm recommended material if you are into cutting edge dancefloor material which does not have the "pong" retardness.
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Mindwalker - What Is Beyond Horizons

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Released 2013 by Dark. Descent.
Mindwalker is the doomcore alter ego of Italian hardcore producer Mirco Abete who also releases industrial hardcore under his Reflecti name. After two wel recieved EP's on Dark.Descent. Mindwalker now gets the chance to release his debute album "What Is Beyond Horizons". and its another quality release like most material on Dark.Descent.

While the EP's were full on doomcore with influences from rhythmnic noise and EBM, the album is much more varied. There are some more IDM/ambient styled songs like "Moon", "Neuroscheme" and "The Everything" which break up the album nicely. But offcourse the main interest is the doomcore, and boy, mindwalker sure delivers some ammunition to tear up industrial dancefloors.

Album opener "Invisible Tears" opens with piano and soothing female voices, but after two minutes the harsh pounding starts and we are off with stamping our dirty boots on the dancefloor. Second song "Black Clouds" turns the screws some more, and there is much more like this on this album.

Starting of a song melodic and slow, and then introducing the harsh doomcore kick is something Mindwalker does regularly, like on the fantastic track "Far From You" which sounds like it could come from the goth industrial scene, but produced much, much better.

As usual in industrial hardcore and doomcore there are some collaborations to be found, and Mindwalker teams up with The Relic on one track, and Embrionyc on two tracks (of which one is a remix). All these tracks are great and will work very well on the dancefloor. Mindwalker also isn't afraid to jump into more schranz/hardtechno territory like on "Strobo Room" which even has a Depeche Mode feel because of the used percussion.

'What Is Beyond Horizons' is a daring exersise into doomcore with sidesteps into other genres. DJ's will find at least half the album filled with explosive dancefloor material, the casual listener will find quality techno influenced industrial with insane heavy beats. Very warm recommended material if you are into cutting edge dancefloor material which does not have the "pong" retardness. Feb 14 2013

Pieter Winkelaar

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