HistoryThe Polish Satanic death metal band was formed in 2009. The year of someone’s lord 2011 brought Mental Disorder, which was produced in a strictly limited fashion. Metal Scrap Records signed the band and out came Pathetic Humanity. Kamil Poreba left the band in 2013, but rejoined soon thereafter. The Polish band’s Into The Void was out through Metal Scrap Records in 2016.
Most members also rubbed shoulders in Anus Cancer and Listopad.
MIND AFFLICTION – INTO THE VOID – METAL SCRAP
Amidst the deluge of trip hop bands smuggling their way into Metallian Towers (the offending serfs who admit the trash are arrested, thrown into the torture chambers and the mallcore discs with their keyboards and horns burnt in a pyre) comes a serious band called Mental Affliction. This is a band whose hallmarks are gruff dual vocals, wall-of-sound guitars, blasting drums and a palpable anger. Think of Mental Affliction as the offspring of Vader and Sinister.
The band takes the time to deliver quality guitar leads, but those are kept to the barest of lengths. The song Enjoy The Violence slows down and, like the rest of the music, showcases a simple structure before exploding away. The throaty vocals of are central here. Sundraft has an even more old-fashioned solo, which is a treat while Chaos Readings piles on the crunch. The band’s guitar tone takes no prisoners. Armin’s Hunger has moments reminiscent of early My Dying Bride, which is a shame, but the group surely is still one for serious speed and death freaks and not to be missed. – Ali “The Metallian”