Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Mongrel - Evolution (2014)

Genre - Hard Rock / Heavy Metal / Punk
Label - Unable Records

Track listing:
01 - Snakes
02 - oxygen Mask
03 - Consumed
04 - Best revenge
05 - Over and Over

Mongrel are a talented rock punk metal band from Boston USA who actually unleashed this five track EP a couple of moths ago. The EP Evolution is packed with  hard hitting and extremely well written songs that you can’t help but to head bang along to!  Now don't get me wrong, the band are very tight and more than competent musicians but the real gem here is lead vocalist  Jessica Sierra who to me has a voice and vocal style very reminiscent of nineties UK alt rockers Die Cheerleader's Sam Ireland!
MONGREL lured some high-caliber production personnel to "Evolution" including Jim Foster (P.O.D. , NULLSET), who recorded the five EP tracks, plus Dave Fortman (SLIPKNOT, MUDVAYNE, OTEP, EVANESCENCE and SOIL) and Howie Weinberg (METALLICA, PANTERA, NIRVANA and THE CULT), who mixed and mastered, respectively.
The songs sound fantastic, the production allowing them room to breathe without over producing them, which captures the band really well. All the songs are very well written and performed and judging by the standard on display here its only a matter of time before these guys breakout huge on the world stage!
Very highly recommended!

Rating - 10/10

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