Human Edge (...To the Abyss)
Style: Death Thrash
Release date: 2012
Playing time: 46:00

German Mindreaper start out really, really strong with a simple, heavy as shit riff, much like Swedish Mustasch in fact. Very promising beginning! And it's an excellent production for a demo CD!

Sadly, the rest of the debut full-length doesn't quite live up the standard of the first track. Every time I've listened to the album and reached track seven, Absolute Zero, I've had the feeling that I've heard the track already. My mind wanders a bit, I loose track of the album, even if High Water Mark catches my attention for a while.

This is a sign that the compositions aren't sharp enough, there isn't enough diversity - in other words; the song writing isn't consistently strong.

A few tracks stand out with excellent riffing and coherent composition, most prominently so the already mentioned album opener Black Head, Power Commandment and High Watermark.

The very polite letter which accompanied the CD states that Mindreaper is one of the more serious and ambitious bands in the metal scene. I can't really tell if this is true, but I can tell that lots more work has to be put into the next CD.

01. Black Head
02. Cryophobia
03. Little Round Top
04. Power Commandment
05. Cataclysmic Fire
06. Seven Days
07. Absolute Zero
08. Steer Demise
09. High Water Mark
10. Erased Apocalypse
11. Trust And Betrayal
Label: None
Distribution: None
Artwork rating: 65/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 25 August, 2012
Website: www.mindreaper.de