Disarmonia Mundi
Mind Tricks

Release date: June 12th 2006
Label: Scarlet Records/BL Music
Provided by:
Scarlet Records
Melodic Death Metal

Rating: 90/100
Cover artwork rating:
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: May 28th 2006

Third full length album form Italian Melodic Death Metal band Disarmonia Mundi. This is my first encounter with this band… and that’s my mistake… because this album is a very pleasant surprise.

Disarmonia Mundi was formed back in 2000, and their debut album is called "Nebularium"(2001). This album was followed by "Fragments of D-Generation". (2004). This third release called “Mind Tricks” is featuring Bjorn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork/Terror 2000) on vocals…he was also singing on album number two "Fragments of D-Generation".

To be very honest… my expectations wasn’t very high when I first threw this album in my CD-player, but I was already hooked after just one track. “Mind Tricks” is all about Thrashing Melodic Death Metal and most bands in that genre tend to sound the same and they lack that certain thing that makes you go; - “WOW this is fucking great music”!

But not Disarmonia Mundi... they are blending crushing guitar riffs, thunderous drumming, aggressive and clean vocals with melody… and they do it fucking great.

I was totally caught with my pants down and I couldn’t believe what I was hearing?? “DAMN, this band is fucking great”! Yes, that was my first reaction. With a crystal clear production Disarmonia Mundi deliver the goods here... we get mid tempo and up tempo tracks, memorable riffs, memorable choruses, and very aggressive vocals, what more can you ask for?

The music is varied and all-crushing and the songs hit right where it hurts.Maybe you can compare this Italian band with SOILWORK and IN FLAMES but Disarmonia Mundi has a lot more Death Metal on board than the other two bands. And in my opinion Disarmonia Mundi is so much better, period!

I strongly advise you to take a chance and to familiarise your self with what in my humble opinion is one of the best Melodic Death Metal albums out there.  

Recommended tracks: All of them.