Shadow Minds - The Arc Of Truth
Electro German Shadow Minds' release 'The Arc of Truth' is the second album release from the band. Their first release 'Extend The Line' was released on their own label Nordlicht Records, but after that, they where picked up by Danse Macabre.

With their hard pounding electro, they might be described as an angry Seabound. For most of the time, the vocals are working pretty well. But sometimes, they are like a layer of mud in a chocolate cake, for most part, it tastes like chocolate cake, but once in a while, you get a grain stuck between your teeth, making it hurt and feel unpleasant.

Sometimes I feel that when they finally found a great flow, like on "You Drive Me Insane", they mix it up with to much stick-ins and taking different, and longer, roads towards the amazing chorus. I would like them to get to the point a bit more straight away and skip some of the detours. This works a whole lot better to one of my favourites, "Fight Your Way Back To Life".

Shadow Minds is able to create very strong choruses, but sometimes the interest is lacking during the verses, take "Bitter Suffering" as an example, a great chorus, but the verse is simply disappearing.

Other favourite tracks are also the softer "The World Is Out Of", the poppy "Rain", "Bitter Suffering" and the harder "Homeland Calls" as well as "Journey". I think they might have been a better package if they had chosen to remove 3-4 of the weaker tracks in this 14 track album.

Still, the band, despite the quite generic band name, manages to impress me. I think it is worth checking out for all the fans of a bit more attacking and forceful kind of Electro.
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Shadow Minds - The Arc Of Truth

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2010 by Danse Macabre
German Shadow Minds' release 'The Arc of Truth' is the second album release from the band. Their first release 'Extend The Line' was released on their own label Nordlicht Records, but after that, they where picked up by Danse Macabre.

With their hard pounding electro, they might be described as an angry Seabound. For most of the time, the vocals are working pretty well. But sometimes, they are like a layer of mud in a chocolate cake, for most part, it tastes like chocolate cake, but once in a while, you get a grain stuck between your teeth, making it hurt and feel unpleasant.

Sometimes I feel that when they finally found a great flow, like on "You Drive Me Insane", they mix it up with to much stick-ins and taking different, and longer, roads towards the amazing chorus. I would like them to get to the point a bit more straight away and skip some of the detours. This works a whole lot better to one of my favourites, "Fight Your Way Back To Life".

Shadow Minds is able to create very strong choruses, but sometimes the interest is lacking during the verses, take "Bitter Suffering" as an example, a great chorus, but the verse is simply disappearing.

Other favourite tracks are also the softer "The World Is Out Of", the poppy "Rain", "Bitter Suffering" and the harder "Homeland Calls" as well as "Journey". I think they might have been a better package if they had chosen to remove 3-4 of the weaker tracks in this 14 track album.

Still, the band, despite the quite generic band name, manages to impress me. I think it is worth checking out for all the fans of a bit more attacking and forceful kind of Electro.
Mar 09 2011

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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