Mnemic's latest album is the shit! - F# content

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  1. Mattayus

    Mattayus Sir Groove-A-Lot Contributor

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    Absolutely badass!!!!!!!!!!! :hbang:

    I know it's probably old news because it came out in '07, but i hardly ever see Mnemic get a mention here.

    They're using 7 strings this time around though so they're now worthy of this forum! :lol:

    They're tuned to 8 string tuning though (F#) and their usual 6 string butchery in B standard. Crazy stuff. I fuckin love that tone! They're also using the Line 6 HD heads DI'd.

    Anyone else heard it/got it/dig it?
     
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    :agreed: no doubts :)
     
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    i really cant stand the new singer :( he sounds like hes trying to make himself puke whenever he shouts/screams
    good clean voice tho

    as for tone id like it with a bit more clarity but ya it ownz
     
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    I got the CD when it first came out.

    Psykorgasm is still my fav song. And I hated the vocalist at first, but he grew on me after awhile. I do miss their old singer, but his clean vox aren't as on key as the new guy's. They still have badass breakdowns in their stuff, and the 80's sections are positively :metal:
     
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    im always going to be a Audio Injected Soul man. I know that they rushed the writing and recording of it, but there are some gems of riffs and harmonies in there. The new album to me just sounded a bit.. bitty. Really dont like the new singer, i just dont think he suits the band at all
     
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    Was that Passenger or whatever it's called? I seem to recall they were really pushing the slicker, poppier stuff with that one, and while I'm not a huge fan of the band I thought that sound suited them better than their previous stuff.
     
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    Mattayus Sir Groove-A-Lot Contributor

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    Yeah it's The Passenger.

    It's a strange mix - They somehow got heavier and softer at the same time. It's a slightly heavier production, the guitars sound crisper and i guess djentier in a sense, not to mention alot of the music being in F#... but the new vocals clearly made the band write in a slightly more melodic direction.

    There isn't quite as much pummeling ferocity as there is on the first two albums, but it's still damn heavy. But some of the songs break out into an almost Staind-like chorus, which was a bizarre direction for them to go in i thought
     
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    Wow just listened to some of their tunes... deadly! Sounds very sick.
     
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    Mattayus Sir Groove-A-Lot Contributor

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    You just checkin them out for the first time dude? if so check out Liquid, Door 2.12, and Deathbox. Some of my favourite songs. Deathbox in particular is possibly one of the heaviest songs i've ever heard in my life
     
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    TomAwesome I LIKE JUICE!!!

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    I think I heard that album once. I remember not liking it too much, but I may have to give it another spin. I love MSP and AIS, though. :metal:
     
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    I´m addicted to this album since it came out last year. Awesome shit.

    Although I´m into lower tunings and stuff I must admit that I´m not that much into 8 strings and F# or F tunings as I find it easy to sound like shit. I prefer tuning as low as Ab (the lowest I tuned sometimes). But I would like to say that these guys manage to KILL with the F#. It sound heavy as fuck and very well played and placed into the sound. So, what I´m trying to say is that I´m not against super low tunings but I do think that you have to be clever to make it sound good.

    Anyway, Mnemic rules and this records rocks. Especially "The Shape of the Formless" :hbang:
     
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    Mattayus Sir Groove-A-Lot Contributor

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    I know exactly what you're saying man. A lot of bands that are down in F or whatever sound the same. It's hard to find a distinctive tone down that low, but Mnemic have managed to pull it off in such a tasteful way on this one
     
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    chimp_spanner I am a meat popsicle

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    Vocals were the main thing that put me off this album, but some good riffs no doubt.

    Still, they won't ever top tracks like Ghost, Mechanical Spin Phenomena and Tattoos in my eyes :)
     
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    I'm going to make a trip to the record store today to see if they have some of these. :hbang:
     
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    Mattayus Sir Groove-A-Lot Contributor

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    Liquid is on Mechanical Spin Phenomena, the other two mentioned are on The Audio Injected Soul.

    Both albums are equally unbelievably kickass. Which is surprising. Usually bands have a debut that makes waves but could be better, and that's where the second one comes in and patches things up, But their debut sounds every bit as good, in both production and song writing, as the two follow-ups
     
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    Holy shit, I just heard those guys for the first time!!
    Those guys kick major ass!!!
    I think Deathbox and Ghost are my favourite songs now :hbang:

    EDIT: Damn, their old singer looks like Brad Pitt in the deathbox vid :D
     
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    I didn't get the new album but I have the first two, in which I know 1 guitar player uses a 7-string and the other uses a 6-string. Are they both using 7's now???

    For anyone who is just checking them out definitely listen to "Liquid".

    :hbang::hbang::hbang:
     
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    Mattayus Sir Groove-A-Lot Contributor

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    Oh i always thought they both used 6s tuned to B standard until now. I know on the latest album they're DEFINITELY using 7s
     
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    Listened at myspace, like it :hbang:
     
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