"SCOURGE OF MANKIND"
"SCOURGE OF MANKIND" is the latest slab of insanity from MINDFLAIR out of
Germany. These guys have been wrecking shit up since 1994 and never seem to stop.
They play some spastic, but yet controlled Grindcore music. The reason I say this, is
because they are crazy and all over the place Grindcore, but it seems to be well thought
out and planned. Most Grindcore just seems like it is just a bunch of people playing
what ever they want at the same time and as loud and fast as possible, instead of playing
together. These guys add a lot of variety to their form of Grindcore. I like that there is a
strong Hardcore influence to their sound, but is drenched in thick Metal guitars. The
guitars have that kind of Doom / Sludge vibe to them. They even throw in some grooves
amongst all the mayhem. The drums and rythmns is where I get that hardcore feel
coming into play. The vocals are done in a low ended Death growl style combined with
higher end screaming type Grindcore vocals with the ocassional Hardcore scream style. I
really dig the way these guys take a typical Grindcore sound and twist and mold it to
create their own take on it. There are a lot of Grindcore bands out there that all sound a
like and MINDFLAIR will definitly stand out from the crowd. "SCOURGE OF
MANKIND" is the bands best and most diverse album to date. For fans of early
NAPALM DEATH, REPULSION, IMPETIGO, early CARCASS, BRUTAL
TRUTH, AGATHOCLES, NAZUM & ASSUCK.
- Reviewed by Burt Wolf