81 / 100
"Obviously MNEMOCIDE can still evolve a lot, since it is a very young group (only one year old). But even so, the potential and stamina that is heard in the 4 songs of 'Debris' is something astonishing … if you like Death Metal of the old school, you will like the group and this EP, but at the same time, any extreme Metal fan will applaud for the quintet."
(Heavy Metal Thunder Brasil)
8 / 10
"… very promising … MNEMOCIDE, if they harness the strong points of what they already have and run with them, can become a really heavy band."
7,5 / 10
"The twenty minutes Death Doom Metal on 'Debris' are going well, are technically flawless and well worth listening to."
7 / 10
"… four tracks, which however are enough for the listener to understand the character of the band … MNEMOCIDE moves on the classic Death Metal lines with several melodic elements and a little atmospheric … 'Debris' is a fairly thoughtful work … will please the average follower of death."
(Play This Loud)
3,5 / 5
"… very brute … Death Metal that is slow and heavy … this EP really impressed me … it kind reminds me of a heavier Amon Amarth."
3 / 5
"… between the doomy and epic nuances of Asphyx and the raging fights of very early Sepultura … thanks also to an excellent production, 'Debris' turns out to be an enjoyable EP …"
(All Around Metal)
"'Debris' is a fantastic EP, get it as soon as you can!"
(The Median Man)
"Although there is mostly mid tempo here, the Swiss know how to pump properly ... the four groove monsters are entertaining and really go for it ... the production is fart-dry and pleases ... if a band sounds like Gorefest, that's kind of old school, albeit rather unusual ... besides, MNEMOCIDE do not sound like a copy of old heroes ... cool piece in a nice digipak!"
"This is … Sepultura’s 'Arise' or 'Chaos A.D.' era would love to have recorded … violent, crunchy, vibrating … a direct call to headbanging at maximum power … 'Debris' is a powerhouse of insane and muscular riffing … Death Metal, features a thrash guitar grip with sharp and precise strokes and creative interventions …"
"… there is everything in this music to make my day … have a lot of groove … sounds pretty original … has music integration, and a lot of strong points, enough to kick your ass."
"… a groove driven stalking of the senses, a powerful and sinister stroll loaded with restrained but invasive rhythms and potent throat raw vocals … a release which has become more stirring and irresistible by the listen … there are also big hints of a brewing uniqueness within the EP which only adds to an anticipation of what is to follow from a band ready demanding eager attention."
(The RingMaster Review)
"… ultra-düster … steckt den Todesblei-Fans der alten Schule vier gelungene Nummern in den metallischen Rachen … extrem abgründige, kalte und rabiate Stimmung … größtenteils ist das ziemlich eingängige Material der hörbar erfahrenen Eidgenossen im Midtempo-Bereich angesiedelt … alle Songs sind richtig ‚rund‘ geworden … 'Debris' ist sauber, druckvoll und mächtig …"
Basel • Switzerland
Apparently out of nowhere, these experienced Swiss experts appear. And MNEMOCIDE from the Basel region are astonishing with their equally powerful and substantial publication.
The convinced bring powerful excitement and inspiring relaxation in an impressive symbiosis.
Founded in 2017, the quintet pays an individual tribute to the classic old school DEATH METAL in a brute and energetic way. Sovereign instrumented, precisely structured, controlled angry and considered timeless for the genre as a whole.
MNEMOCIDE developed a truly distinctive and original style. Considerably rough bulldozer racing music, which is injected with a superior charisma out of an unique drama mood as well as an exceptionally brawny rolling rhythm.
The new 4 track EP "Debris" features arch-gloomy bone-grinder tracks that sound as if from a single cast. The vocals are not only dutifully available, but they are used as a full and supporting component. The latter allows the whole a very eerie atmosphere.
The quiet tricky-to-say bandname is by no means a coincidence product of a beer-funny alphabet-dice game - MNEMOCIDE means something like "memory murder" ...
Catchy melodies? In this disillusioning foresight on a completely dystopian future? Yes, they are also there, but so perfectly forged-in, that one should rather speak of greedy devouring sound sequences.
At the beginning of 2018 MNEMOCIDE celebrated the first gig together with Dust Bolt and Total Annihilation at the Freak Out Festival, followed by a concert as headliner of the Metal-Night at the renowned Basel club festival "Bscene".
At the end of March, the five Swiss death-lead enthusiasts went to the proven Iguana Studios near Freiburg, Germany to preserve the EP "Debris" for the cold eternity under the direction of producer Christoph Brandes.
The colossally voluminous and contemporary production lets the four compositions shine in the best light. The vision is completely clear to the authors: with this EP and huge motivation, MNEMOCIDE now want to make their triumphal march on the stages of the world.
The EP is self-released by the band itself, as MNEMOCIDE as totally righteous underground protagonists want to do so much more than to end up having to be burned by a half-hearted label.
MNEMOCIDE ignite enormously uncompromising and deliberately destructive song material of technically expertly alignment. With "Debris", the firm determined roar-syndicate burned its supporters an incredibly massive stamp in the agitated soul. (Markus Eck)
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