MINDSHIFT: Evilution: Download

Mindshift 'Evilution' EP artwork (SoundCloud)

This band from Stockholm, Sweden has released a new four song E.P. with new singer Marcus “Mao” Uggla. They’ve been around since 2003 and have only a handful of releases available, so we had better enjoy what they have put out on this one.

Their mix of thrash and progressive metal is on full display on these songs. Gruff, shouted vocals mixed with clean vocals are mixed together, pummeling drums, thick bass, and chunky leads and tight solos are the name of the game, along with a ton of melody and technical playing. Three of the songs are raging behemoths that tower above the mediocrity of other bands and the last, “This Burning Hate” is an acoustic track that is soothing and gentle after the devastation that the previous songs have wrought. The song perfectly ends off this E.P.

Four songs, a new vocalist and a terrific new beginning for the band, now we need to get them to put out a full length album. This band is rocking on all cylinders and you need to get this release today.

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