ManyMental Mistakes Trois

ManyMental Mistakes Trois
Montreal's ManyMental Mistakes' latest EP, Trois, is an experiment in patience. Amidst the wash of buzz saw guitars, distorted drums and chanted vocals there's a fine layer of melody that emerges from below. When one finally grasps the submerged musical beauty, it's worth it. "Death Proof," like much of the album, is a claustrophobic attack on the senses, yet the track's hymn-like vocals transcend the noise after multiple listens. Taking cues from post-punk legends, Trois is brief, intense and alienating; it's dependent on both the crushing textures created by guitar and pulsating bass work that gives the release a hypnotic glaze. On their third effort, ManyMental Mistakes have created a defining work and are proud to show their development. Tracks like "Birthday Party" both shock and amaze listeners, and are reminiscent of the magic created by early Killing Joke releases. Trois is a powerful EP that leaves fans of noisy and experimental music salivating for more. (Independent)