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  • Many people have said the new Mnemic album offers nothing new, and it’s all been done by Meshuggah with the “odd time signatures”, or by Fear Factory with the “futuristic mechanical metal” genre. But the thing is, (and many closed-minded people may argue) it’s never been done this well. Mnemic truly come into their own on this album and though they’re a bit more melodic on The Audio Injected Soul than they were on Mechanical Spin Phenomena, they don’t really compromise any heaviness at all. Plus, The Audio Injected Soul is very polished and well produced. Best tracks on here are “Dreamstate Emergency”, “Door 2.12″, “Deathbox”, and from track 7 til the end. The last track, “Wild Boys” is a brilliant cover of an old Duran Duran song. That’s why it doesn’t fit the album, cause it’s not their song, and a lot of bands tend to throw a cover at the end of the album if they recorded one. Also, a couple notes: Towards the end of the album especially, Mnemic sound A LOT like Soilwork (which isn’t a bad thing by any means). And the only semi-gripe I have about this album was the hype of it being recorded with AM3D Audio Technology for a full, surrounding experience on headphones, and it is, but only for the 2 songs they recorded with the technology. And even then, one of the songs is the short intro to the cd, which is of a man walking with a drill of sorts… Cool, but no music. So other than “Deathbox” and the aforementioned intro titled “The Audio Injection”, all other songs are recorded like any other. Regardless, being a huge Mnemic fan since the last cd, this album definitely gets a 5 out of 5 from me.

    Posted on November 12, 2009