Mindcage – Our Own DevicesBy William Simpson • May 13th, 2014 • Category: CD Reviews
Review by Erick Lopez
Florida based Mindcage recently released their latest work “Our Own Devices”. Formed in 1996 by Guitarist Dietrick Hartwick who envisioned a mixture of futuristic worlds as seen in the works of H.G Wells mixed with metal based melodies. Mindcage consists of extremely talented musicians, with vocals which draw you into the music. Their latest single “The One Constant” is a prime example of their melodic style with metal undertones.
“Our Own Devices” mixed and pre-mastered by Michael Wagener ( Ozzy, Metallica, Dokken ) is a musical adventure beginning with “For All Mankind” which brings us into a world broken searching for a savior from which a we are introduced to a character who is referred to as the One Constant, (The Serenity Sequence) ending in the “The Grand Restoration”. This CD blends progressive hard driving metal with melodic rock as in Queensryche and Iron Maiden and following In the tradition of some of early metal bands this is packed with their Original vocals and creative arrangements. If you enjoy classic bands like Rush, Dream Theatre and Dokken I would highly recommend adding this to your musical library.
Mindcage is Jeff Hignite on vocals, Dietrick Hardwick in guitar, Brian Howell on bass, and drummer Craig Nudo. Keep up with all that is Mindcage at www.mindcageofficial.com.