Death metal thinkers Mental Horror formed in 1993 with a demo, Beyond The Premonitions, appearing two years later. The formative line-up would trickle out one by one only leaving Claudio Cardoso standing. With Adriano Martini in the band the Extreme Evolutive Trauma demo was released in 1998.
Then came a ritualistic 1999 split release with Queiron on Mutilation Records. The group was on the Brazilian Assault compilation of Relapse Records in 2000. Next came a US label and a record on Necropolis Records of California. This record was licensed to Displeased in Europe. For Blemished Redemption the band went back to Mutilation in Brazil, but had the album licensed to Animate Records in Germany.
MENTAL HORROR - PROCLAIMING VENGEANCE - DEATHVOMIT/NECROPOLIS
Recorded in the summer of 2000, Proclaiming Vengeance was announced and
from Necropolis in the autumn of 2000. After a delay of over a year
has seen Necropolis holding the Brazilian trio's debut full length
its chest, the powers at the record company have finally graced us with
Proclaiming Vengeance. The weak sound aside (although it is not a minor
point), listen to this and tell me delaying this album hasn't been a
mistake for Necropolis. This just shreds. The blood of 1,000 Gothenburg
bands is spilt as Mental Horror unleashes death and anguish upon the
It might be a cliché to compare this trio to other Brazilian trios -
especially since drummer Robles is ex-Krisiun but so be it. Mental
Horror's particular ultra-fast death metal is a cross between Krisiun,
fast and superb soloing of Incubus, and Broken Hope vocally. The latter
especially because singer C.China has reduced his high screams here.
there is death metal's answer to Van Halen's Eruption on the four
long axe extravaganza called Screams Of Tiamat. Let's not waste time
reviews, shall we? Death metal fans have to sprint into their nearest
underground metal outlet and get this now!