release but first full-length album by Mendeed
is called “This War will Last Forever” and it’s my very first
encounter with these youngsters from Scotland. I
can’t exactly say I’m crazy about metalcore but this album is a
however when I first threw this album in my CD-player my expectations
weren’t very high.
I thought I had before me, was properly a clichéd, predictable and
stereotypical metalcore release complete with chugga-chugga riffage and an
angry and monotonous vocalist, but I was in for a nice surprise.
War will Last Forever” is not just another metalcore release, no
than that. It is metalcore, thrash, harmonies, melody and twin guitar breaks.
To put it simple… it is pure metal.
album is surprisingly good and even though the songs are catchy they are
very aggressive at the same time. The twin guitar
leads and solos are powerful and
memorable, the riffs are thrashy and aggressive and… memorable.
get 12 tracks… 12 good tracks and Mendeed
take this form of metal to a new
and higher level in my humble opinion. Most
metalcore bands tend to be quite boring in my spoiled ears but not Mendeed…
no… their music is varied and absolutely not boring. Sometimes they
a bit and then suddenly they blasts like there’s no tomorrow…but
they still keep
the memorable effect intact. The band is tight, the production done by Mark
Daghorn is very good and I’m positively surprised.
what remains is an overall impression that defies most criticism and
makes you expect a lot of this band in the future.