“(I Give Up On) Human Rights” From Terminal Mind Premiered At I Heart Noise

Song Premiere: Terminal Mind – (I Give Up On) Human Rights

Terminal Mind Recordings

While their name and their song titles might suggest a po-faced hardcore/punk act, Terminal Mind’s music says otherwise – the songs on I Want to Die Young EP, the Texan act’s sole proof of existence up until now, are catchy, upbeat and proudly wear an influence of funk on their collective sleeve (no pun intended).

The collection coming out on Sonic Surgery label on Jan. 12 (entitled simply “Recordings”) compiles the said EP, live recordings and unreleased studio tracks, many of which reveal band’s punkier leanings. Case in point – “(I Give Up on) Human Rights” – fastest track among the bunch, it trades artsier elements of songs like I Want to Die Young in favor of sheer speed/velocity of the attack.

Recommended to fans of: Television, Gang of Four, Public Image Limited

Further reading: Killed by Death Records | Super Secret Records | 7th Level  Music

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Stepping away from his mic-destroying duties in Austin punk band Xetas, David Petro becomes Cruel Whip, a half-man/half-cyborg scoring a soundtrack to a weird future.

6 tracks of Cruel Whip‘s debut are filled to the brim with bone-rattling percussion as well as jarring noises and glitches of unimaginable variety. There’s a dash of melody to be found underneath the grimy surface with Consumption sounding like a radio broadcast from a distant planet and Table of Drops being a secret electropop hit from another dimension.

For the most part, however, Fatal Man sticks to the principles taught by the likes of SPK, Einsturzende Neubaten and Throbbing Gristle. Menacing, mechanical and downright sinister at times the album leaves little room for contemplation – nothing short of a total war, indeed.

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