Review | Mind Rays – Nerve Endings

Out now via PNKSLM Recordings

Rating: 8/10

By Kieran Webber

The Belgian garage punk quartet Mind Rays has built a strong reputation for being an energetic and explosive act over the past few years, playing shows across Europe and leaving audiences stunned due to their ferocious energy. The band recently released their debut LP ‘Nerve Endings’ and to say it comes out swinging and kicking is an understatement.

The album kicks things off with the vicious, fangs out ‘Still & All an opener that sets the fast paced tone for the whole album. There is hardly a moment’s breath between each song which creates a chaotic chasm of snarling vocals and hooks so heavy it will knock your socks off. Tracks such as ‘Radiate’, ‘Trespass’ and ‘Like Flies’ embody the spirit of the album, no bars held garage punk that is merciless in speed and intensity.

From Start to finish ‘Nerve Endings’ picks you up, shakes you about and drops you down a flight of stairs, leaving you a confused but strangely satisfied mess.

Kieran Webber

Journalism graduate based in Newquay, Cornwall. My project Clunk Magazine covers surf, Music, Art, skate and Lifestyle. In time we hope to integrate with as many artistic and creative people as possible making an online hub for creativeness, surfing and lifestyle, something I feel that accompanies the other.

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