The Global Muse Nov-2000
Completely lo-fi punk with a heavy grind that takes distortion beyond the realms of sane levels. The Mentals obviously do not make music for the masses, but I wouldn't be surprised to see their live shows packed every night. The energy and power spews from this album. The vocals are pretty good for a punk band and give the music it's popish Nirvana-like sound. Every song leaves you with the immense desire to trash your house or run your car into a tree. The release that is felt through this music is excellent. This is definitely a live band and I'm sure a band that would provide excellent entertainment. I wouldn't consider this band for a breakthrough artist award anytime soon, but for an excellent source of excitement and energy, The Mentals have my endorsement.
By Michael Allison - The Global Muse (www.theglobalmuse.com)
Gajoob CD Review Sep-30-2000
The sound is grungy with a punk fire and lovers of the sound will really dig this. At some point, judging from this pleasureslab, these boys will be bigger than Bob and you'll be kicking yourself for passing this by. Unless you don't pass it by, of course..
By Bryan Baker - Gajoob (gajoob.com)