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Brutal Mentality


Release date:
December 1989
Catalog ID:
Tension Tapes Inc.
2 reviews (avg. 83%)
Side A
1. 2 Min. Hate... Room 101 10:04  
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2. Alone 06:28  
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Side B
3. Beyond Therapy... Brainicide 05:09  
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4. Eye of the Beast... Into the Witches Mirror 08:04  
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John Wyler Bass, Vocals (backing), Vocals (lead, track 1)
Tim Salimsburger Drums
Steve Trent Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Dan Johnson Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Tim "Ripper" Owens Vocals
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Most of the song titles on the demo are printed in groups of two, in between these groups is the only times the music stops. While specific split points between the tracks have been confirmed on live recordings of the era, the actual demo treats these groups of two as the only separate songs. On some internet-distributed copies the end of "Alone" (Side A) was cut and labelled as "Beyond Therapy" (actually the beginning of Side B). The actual group labelled "Beyond Therapy... Brainicide" is just over 5 minutes, also played together non-stop in concerts, except that Owens introduces "Brainicide" while the final notes of "Beyond Therapy" ring out, revealing "Beyond Therapy" to be a short instrumental intro to "Brainicide". Also in live recordings of the era, "Room 101" and "Into The Witches Mirror" are played separate from the songs they were recorded together with, and they confirm that on the demo "Into..." starts at 5:49 of the group, and is a shorter version of the full song, which in concert is over double the length with additional riffs, another solo, and entire ending section, etc, putting it between 5 and 6 minutes, where on the demo it fades out just after 2 minutes.

Correct lengths of individual songs:
Side A:
1. 2 Min. Hate (Instrumental) - 03:03
2. Room 101 - 07:01
3. Alone - 06:28
Side B:
4. Beyond Therapy (Instrumental) - 01:24
5. Brainicide - 04:45
6. Eye of the Beast - 05:49
7. Into the Witches Mirror (short version) - 02:15

Although it is copywrited 1990 it was actually both released and sold at live shows in early December of 1989, including the Heavy Artillery release party on December 16th, 1989 at the Phantasy Theater in Cleveland.

The band also had Brutal Mentality lyric sheets made that were sold separately from the tapes.
Includes pro-printed/pro-pressed tapes and covers, with white shelled tapes that have bright yellow printed labels on both sides, with the Brainicide logo and song titles on them.

Added by: ironclad_guy Modified by: BloodOfChrist
Added on: 2005-12-06 13:48:53 Last modified on: 2017-05-03 14:28:54