Fronted by former A Life Once Lost vocalist Robert Meadows, Mind Power is a metallic hardcore band formed in 2015. That should already have your attention, but the singer is also joined in the lineup by ex-members of such like-minded outfits as Ligeia, Bring the Heat, and Dead End Path.
The impressive credentials live up to the pressure when listening to what Mind Power is doing. The Wilkes-Barre, PA-based quintet's slew of EPs (dubbed Q1 through Q4) finds them delivering a darkened '90s hardcore sound with the labyrinthine musical arrangements of Meshuggah. It's a dizzying sonic concoction that is channeled through the players with a fierce focus on all of the details.
Earlier this year, Mind Power released Self Torture, an album that collects their EPs under one cohesive collection. Take a listen to "Grounded" below and try and keep up:
"'Grounded' is a song written about my poor decision-making near the end of A Life Once Lost spanning many years of alcoholism and drug addiction," Robert Meadows told No Echo via email.
"I simply wanted a chance at obtaining peace, even if for only a second or two, with everything in my life basically falling apart and crumbling to the ground with no chance at saving myself."
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