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Falling Away From The Mainstream Thrash. - 80%

Wacke, April 30th, 2008

I had never heard of Mordred until a while ago but after sitting up all night looking at thrash videos at youtube I finally found "Falling Away". I was hooked and since Faith No More have become my favorite band since december last year, I didn't have a hard time accepting the whiney as well as rapping vocals. Actually, I like a little old school rap and the stuff that was going on in the late 80's and early 90's with Faith No More's "The Real Thing" and Anthrax' "Bring The Noise" together with Public Enemy. Mordred clearly shows that they walk in the same footsteps but with a style more regular to Anthrax' sound.

"Falling Away" maybe was a hit. I don't know since I was only was 1 year old but anyhow, it should have been since it's simply screams classic. "Lion's Den" is yet another funky thrasher which hold high quality and makes you wonder why it didn't make the final album "In This Life". The chorus is about how perfect it gets. Scott's vocals goes along very well with the music and it all makes the chorus so catchy that it's stucked on you mind for days. The Thin Lizzy cover "Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed" is actually the only thing about this EP that drags it down. It's a good cover and all but not good enough. I would rather hear another Thin Lizzy cover or something else.

The production is the same as "In This Life" and it's simply great. You can clearly hear everything but the bass could maybe have been just a little thicker like the sound Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers use rather than the Primus sound Mordred's using here.

I can't complain too much about this. It's a great EP that includes two awesome songs and one average. The production is like 92-95 % as I want it so that's great as well.

I recommend this one since the full-length "In This Life" didn't include the excellent "Lion's Den". If you like music like Faith No More, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Primus and Mr. Bungle's demo days (particularly "OU818") as well as the thrash metal of the time, then you should check this one out.