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Manifest Destiny

by Mindless Faith

Infectious Dynamic Electro Industrial. The music draws you in with emotion at one minute and beats you down with intensity the next.
Genre: Electronic: Industrial
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1. Vultures
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2. Stars & Stripes & Satellites
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3. Descent (Our Way Down)
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4. So Much For Salvation
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5. Incubation
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6. All These Years
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7. Plaything
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8. Mere Pawn
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9. Candythoughts
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10. Contaminated
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11. Rat Race
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12. Strained
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Mindless Faith has emerged as one of the true, rising forces in the underground. Their perfect balance of intricate electronic arrangements, grinding textures, and explosive beats creates an industrial-EBM sound that impassions fans around the world. Where a lot of bands stick to formulas, Mindless Faith push the envelope with their diversity, giving each song its own pace and mood while incorporating elements from different genres. As Side-Line Magazine noted, "the music has been worked out with intelligence, creativity, and knowledge."

With the release of MANIFEST DESTINY, Mindless Faith delivered one of the strongest and most noteworthy albums of 2000. The CD is a conceptual, thematic soundscape that confronts the social dynamics leading a nation to rampant expansion and imminent collapse. Praised as "...an all out war on your body, mind, and soul" and "worth 10 orgasms," MANIFEST DESTINY received rave reviews in countless online and printed publications, including a 5 out of 5 in Outburn Magazine. Legends Magazine called it, "An infectious, riveting ensemble...a truly insurmountable sound experience!" And Starvox.net exclaimed, "There is no shortage of excellent production, quality and sound nor creative style and talent to be found anywhere on this album. I could not possibly begin to sing enough praise to do Mindless Faith the justice they deserve."

Mindless Faith brings this musical excellence to the stage with intense, dynamic live performances - touring the East coast and performing with Spahn Ranch, Pigface, Switchblade Symphony, Flesh Field, Genitorturers, Godhead, Hanzel und Gretyl, Acumen Nation, Bile and many others. Against a backdrop of synchronous, manipulated video and pulsating lights, Mindless Faith hammers out beats on electronic percussion and metal objects, propelling crowds into a frenzy. Infectious keyboards and guitars meld with powerful vocals to complete the aural assault that continuously expands their devoted fanbase.

They appear on over 16 national/international compilations such as The Unquiet Grave V. 3 (Cleopatra), "Nod's Tacklebox o' Fun" (Reconstriction), and in Europe on "Elektrauma V. 5" (Triton Records), New Forms of EBM V. 1 (Bloodline), Cryonica Tanz V.1 (Cryonica). Their music has also been featured in the movie Sex, Death and Eyeliner (from the producers of "The Prophecy" and "Drive"), several independent films, a CD-ROM for Canon, and MTV's "Road Rules" and "Road Rules/Real World Challenge."


Currently, Mindless Faith is finishing new tracks for a CD titled "Momentum" to be released in Winter 2004. As on past releases it will also contain a video. While the new CD focuses more on the dancefloor, it still retains the diversity and songwriting that separate the band from the rest...


Reviews


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Woebegone_fay

review v.01
Very nice stuph. Holds several musikal genres alive in this CD. Tranc, synth, industrial, gothic. Vultures and All These Years are the best tracks.

Joshua Jarvis

Simply: THE BEST!
Simply: THE BEST OUT THERE! Others say they "kick ass"... These guys not only Kicked ass, but they took names afterwards! You will be ROCKED! If this album were a Taco it would be a Double Decker Supreme with Nacho Cheese Sauce!

K WHITE

This band will be huge !
This band is incredible. I am not going to even try to compare them with other bands, every song on this cd is a masterpiece.

Mr Beard

Great album for reference
Keeping this disk 'off the shelf' for a long time to come.
Great album - great reference material
Will be playing it for a long time -

audiomad2000

excellent cd ,....very artistic approach to song structure
this cd has a lot of great influences,....the whole cd's approach to every song is very cool and interesting & kept me wondering whats coming next in the song,....
great cd!!

Abandoned Toys

Beautiful and agressive, new school industrial
this cd is just amazing. I haven't stopped listening to it, since I purchased it. I hope this band is around for a LONG time!

Legends Magazine #107

Marcus Pan is the editor of Legends Magazine.
AlterCulture's headline band step up to bat with their second CD. Mindless Faith's Manifest Destiny shows the band growing better at their industrial, EBM-tinged sound. At first listen, I wasn't very impressed filing it with the "more industrial" releases. But this is a CD that requires repeated listens, and as you further explore the work of brothers Jasin and Chris Sevanick, along with live player Paul Green, you are drawn into an infectious, riveting ensemble of grungy guitars, impressive keyboard layouts and, this is the part that you won't pick up on after a single spin - the placement of such intricacies within the music that create a truly insurmountable sound experience. For example, the perfect use of minimal guitars in Descent to force the content into your brain. The openings of Vultures and Incubation which set the mood for the barrage to follow. Awesome arranging is going on here. Another way to put it, it's like a good book where you notice something cool and new every time you read it while still not really being able to put your finger on what that thing was as clearly as you'd like.

Mindless Faith take a garage-industrial, very dirty sound and turn it into an awesome experience. I said in my recent Spiral Dance* editorial column (Midnight Ramblings) that if a band isn't going to do something new or fresh, they had better at least do that something WELL. Listening to Mindless Faith, you might not find all that much that is truly new or fresh. But it is good. It's DAMN good industrial. I'm glad they're doing it because all the other bands that were doing it (i.e. KMFDM, Ministry, etc.) are too busy sucking huge chunks of ass for me to want to listen to what they're making these days.

To add to the aplomb, AlterCulture provided a data section on the CD for us computer geeks which contains the video for All These Years. I've already had the video on VHS as I stated in my review of the label's sampler CD, Distention, some time back, but a lot of rivethead points has to be given to these guys for bundling this on there like that. Then again, it's AlterCulture - they always do cool shit like this. But I thought I'd mention it anyway.

Now before I go into the details of the tracks herein, let's jump back to my review of Distention** so I don't repeat myself. It seems I went into Strained, All These Years and Rat Race there, so you can check that out for more on Manifest Destiny tracks. This time around we'll start with Stars & Stripes & Satellites. Hearkening to or quest to get off this used-up planet, Stars & Stripes & Satellites is a grinding song with an infectious keyboard riff and repetitive, but meaningful lyrics.

Descent (Our Way Down) is also a favorite of mine. Opening with a windy chant that rolls into a series of rhythm pulses and drum beats, it's one of those dancefloor must-haves. Guitar licks are controlled and appear on an "only when necessary" basis to crush the lyrics into your skull. Lest you think all Mindless Faith can do is stomp around with spikes on their collars, I bring your attention to So Much For Salvation. A gloomy, floaty piece with another one of MF's trademark infectious melodies. And finally, I must know where the sample for CandyThoughts came from - assuming it is a sample and not one of MF's own. It's a little piece of angst-filled poetic perfection. The following instrumental features garbled toy-piano strains and heavy soundscapes adding a dark-scene macabre to Manifest Destiny - as if these boys needed any more macabre in their scene.

Grungy, garage-style industrial stompage. Mindless Faith create another infectious (I keep using that term - it just fits), cyberpunk barrage. Don't none of you pansy asses tell me you're a rivethead without having Manifest Destiny nestled somewhere on your shelf. It just wouldn't be right and, depending on my mood, I might kick 'ya.


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* http://www.spiraldance.com - find me under Word…Columns!
** Reviewed in Legends #95, February 2000.

Contact Information:
Post: AlterCulture Records, 45 W. 21st St., 4th Fl., New York, NY, 10010
E-Mail: alterculture@usa.net
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fr34k

ROCKS
this cd is so not leaveing my car system!!!!

Markie

This CD kicks ass!! WOW! Some mind crushing industrial beats!
I LOVE THIS BAND!! THIS is the way industrial music should be made today! Can't wait for the new release!

Wa from Dead Poets Society

It is a pleasure anticipating what lies ahead with each track.
MINDLESS FAITH: Manifest Destiny
AlterCulture Records

CD review by Wa

Industrial music. Say those two words and in the minds of most fans a handful of truly memorable acts emerge. Einsturzende Neubaten, Throbbing Gristle, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM and Skinny Puppy. All of the
aforementioned bands have careers spanning well over a decade, and in the case of many, over two decades. Industrial fans have waited patiently for a new act that deserves membership within this elite inner
circle. Welcome the most likely candidate, MINDLESS FAITH.

Industrial and creative EBM, MINDLESS FAITH has been writing and performing music since 1995. A product of brothers Jasin and Chris
Sevanick, MINDLESS FAITH has paid their dues both live and in the studio. Manifest marks their second full-length release. No strangers to the industrial community, they have appeared on some of the most prominent
industrial/electronic labels in the world, including CLEOPATRA, BLOODLINE, METROPOLIS and CARPE MORTEM.

Manifest Destiny covers all the required sonic bases for the
discriminating industrial fan. Intelligent, thought provoking lyrics, creative beats, and mechanical expression.
The screams, growls, self-loathing, dire warning and nihilism are all
present, even the faux British accent.

Manifest Destiny also contains a special bonus, the video of “All These Years”, continuing a tradition that began on earlier releases Mindless Faith releases . The video delivers an adrenalized live performance that feels like Nine Inch Nails circa the Pretty Hate Machine era.

Tightly and well-crafted production allows us to travel easily within the sonic realm Mindless Faith has created. It is a pleasure anticipating what lies ahead with each track. MINDLESS FAITH deserves a place among your CD collection.
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