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Disarmonia Mundi - Mind Tricks (7/10) - Italy - 2006

Genre: Death Metal
Label: Scarlet Records
Playing time: 45:28
Band homepage: Disarmonia Mundi

Tracklist:

  1. Resurrection Code
  2. Mindtricks
  3. Celestial Furnace
  4. Nihilistic Overdrive
  5. Parting Ways
  6. Venom Leech And The Hands Of Rain
  7. Liquid Wings
  8. Process Of Annihilation
  9. Last Breed
  10. A Taste Of Collapse
  11. Mouth For War
Disarmonia Mundi - Mind Tricks

The only contact I had with this band was the reviews on this very website. I had not heard any of their pre- Bjorn Strid material or their first album with him. So this review is coming from a man who only has THIS album to review, if hearing the previous works makes a difference I cannot say, but what I can say is that this is a highly enjoyable album.

 

The whole sound reminds me of some sort of combination of IN FLAMES, CHILDREN OF BODOM, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and of course SOILWORK. They have mighty and catchy riffs a la BODOM and IN FLAMES and the epic sort of sing along choruses of KILLSWITCH, while the vocal style is mostly reminiscent of SOILWORK (that’s probably implied though, being that Bjorn’s other band is indeed SOILWORK). The first track, “Resurrection Code” is a great beginning, with a riff that is mighty easy to headbang to and even easier to get caught in your head and the title track basically screams BODOM (which isn’t a bad thing) with the synth playing and great riff. Other songs like “Liquid Wings” and “A Taste Of Chaos” are mid tempo ballads, reminding me a lot of KILLSWITCH and “Clayman” era IN FLAMES.

 

Now all these comparisons to other bands may sound like DISARMONIA MUNDI don’t offer anything new and they don’t really, but that really isn’t a bad thing because what they do, they do very well. Just check out the epic sounding “Process Of Annihilation” or the excellent cover of the PANTERA rock’n’roll burner “Mouth For War” for proof of their skills. Nothing new, just a good time to have. (Online July 10, 2006)

Sam Becherer



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