Myndsnare - Conditioned: Human (SCX003-2021)
mind (n.) – that which thinks, perceives, feels, wills, etc; seat or subject of consciousness.
snare (n.) – anything dangerous, risky etc. that tempts or attracts; thing by which a person is entangled; trap.
Myndsnare is a three piece technical thrash metal band from Bangalore, well known for their highly energetic live performances during the early 2000s.
Gathering influences from Death, Cynic, Sadus, Slayer,
the band writes ferocious music combined with twisted time signatures, all finished and rendered in an organic way, appealing to both new and old school metal fans.
"I had mixed and mastered the Myndsnare album way back then, with a misplaced confidence that can only be found in the young and ignorant. Over the years, I was always obviously not the most pleased with how it had turned out since it was, ultimately, one of the first albums I'd ever mixed with live drums. It is, however, every mix engineer's dream gig to be given the chance to go over an old album, and that too one featuring the amazing guys from Myndsnare (with who I went on to collaborating on many of their future projects as well). Most importantly, nobody in their right mind says no to mixing Yasmin's explosive playing with the kind of tools available today and with the benefit of more than a decade of mixing a lot of drums. I was overjoyed !!! Mixing and listening back to the album with fresh ears was a treat and I had an absolute blast. As KP mentioned, the band's general "lets get it right the first time" approach to tracking the album meant that I had brilliantly played raw drums, and fantastic guitar/bass performances in (more or less) untouched DI form. I'd like to think I put my best foot forward, and I truly hope ya'll enjoy it as much as I did mixing it"
- Anupam Roy (sound engineer 2008, 2021 reissue)
Subcontinental Extreme is proud to reissue their debut album, rather their only album ever made in 2008, with contemporary technological improvements in sound design/production. Originally released on Demonstealer records, ‘Conditioned : Human’ sees a new and improved sound on this reissue, remixed and remastered by the original sound engineer Anupam Roy.
released October 10, 2021
All songs composed by Myndsnare in 2008 in Bangalore, India
Produced by Mrinal Kalakrishnan
Recorded by Clay Kelton at "Beware of Dogs" studio
Re-mixed and mastered by Anupam Roy
Front art by Prateek Kamath
Layout and additional design by Icosa
supported by 8 fans who also own “Conditioned: Human”
Indian technical prog/avantgarde OSDM of best possible kind. Intricate, catchy riffing with relentless blast beats, and with cool solos, including jazzy saxophone parts. What a wild ride! Dmitry Nevozhay
supported by 6 fans who also own “Conditioned: Human”
I think that all tech death lovers will be huge fans of this album and STORTREGN in general. I mean, my Swiss fellows are touring with Archspire and Inferi, need I say more? Give them a listen, especially this album or the new one. Will be released soon but a few preview (or prehear? 🤪) songs are already available. Very highly recommended!!! From Geneva with love - Stay Tech 🤘🏼🤘🏼 sachavonkarl74