Mnemic

Rating: 90/100

Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen, October '04
Label: Nuclear Blast GmbH
Style: Take a small dose of Devin Townsend and Fear Factory and then add Mnemic power…then you have it.

The Audio Injected Soul

The first thing that strikes me when listening to "The Audio Injected Soul", is the fact that Michael Bøgballe has come to master his voice to perfection. He not only has great potential - he’s actually using it! There is a degree of vocal variation on this album that is rarely heard.

As a band, Mnemic has a lot to offer as many European metal fans have found out during this summer’s festivals across the continent, and this album is a perfect way to follow up on the extensive touring and the hammer debut, last year’s "Mechanical Spin Phenomena".

Where Mnemic could have decided to play it safe and copy Fear Factory some more, they have managed to create their own multifaceted sound and concentrate on the abrupt and aggressive riffing style that’ll have to seen as their trademark by now.

Needless to say, Tue Madsen’s production is flawless and fits Mnemic’s style perfectly.

Recommended tracks: “Dreamstate Emergency”, “Door 2.12”, “Deathbox”, “Sane vs. Normal” and “The Silver Drop”

See the video for “Deathbox” on www.mnemic.com