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Believer have released the second track from their upcoming album, Transhuman. The song is called “Mindsteps” and it is the final track on the album. Whether you’re a long time fan or just curious, you should really check out the other song released for this album, “G.U.T.” — Go Here.  I say that because “G.U.T.” is already a large enough departure from the band’s typical technical thrash style, but it’s not nearly the change that “Mindsteps” is. “Mindsteps” is a change in so many ways that it’s hard to even know where to begin. To begin with, it is easily one of the most laidback songs in the band’s history. The riff is a start/stop semi-proggy thing that is accompanied by warm synths and the occasional undulating synth. As if that wasn’t enough, the vocals have entirely changed from the nasally rasp that has been employed on every Believer song (if you don’t count the opera vocals). I won’t ruin it for anybody, but I will say that they’re really damn good.

“G.U.T.” had me curious about what this album would sound like due to the slight vocal departure and the less thrashy musical direction, but “Mindsteps” has thrown me for a loop. Believer is a great band that seems to be able to pull off whatever they do and if Transhuman ends up being a straight forward, progressive metal album that has more in common with Devin Townsend (or something similar) I believe they can do that too. If you need proof just listen to “Mindsteps”.

 

Believer – Transhuman — Released on April 12

 





Willie
03.23.11
This song has me really looking forward to the album, and it also has me totally not being able to guess what it could sound like. Where's my promo :(

bloc
03.23.11
Now THIS is awesome. I'm loving the chorus and the strings (reminds me of the 80's)

ButcheredChildren
03.23.11
song is alright, kind of average but it has potential

the pornogrind band forever ruined the name GUT for me....

Mordecai.
03.23.11
wow this rules

Willie
03.23.11
Hell yeah, that's the spirit.

Jom
03.23.11
Still have a tough time with the vocals but it's definitely something I can get into eventually (the soaring chorus vocals are really good, mind, but the opening verse? Wasn't really feeling it yet).

Willie
03.23.11
I like the opening verse, but it could be because the vocals are so different for them. When I review the album I'll definitely give it enough listens to let any novelty created by the new (better?) vocals to wear off a little.

pizzamachine
03.23.11
OH man epic stuff, my expectations have been handed a nice cake.

tkxxx7
03.23.11
BURN THE SKYYYYYYYYY

Mordecai.
03.23.11
just taking the time to reiterate how fucking awesome this is

Willie
03.23.11
Just taking the time to agree.

jybt
03.23.11
That was really great. Looking forward to this album!!

DoubtGin
03.23.11
song sounds pretty good

I havent listened to anything else from them, though.

Willie
03.23.11
Well, let me say that it doesn't sound like this ;) Try a few songs from Gabriel.

AngelofDeath
03.24.11
I'm a bit more partial to their thrashier stuff, like Dimensions, but this wasn't too bad.

Willie
03.24.11
My favorite album of theirs is their last one, but this definitely has me interested.

AngelofDeath
03.24.11
I thought the chorus was decent and dug the outro, but I kind of thought it was a bit too simplistic to merit a seven minute play-time. Will still probably check out the album, though.

Willie
03.24.11
It's the closing song for the album. It might work better within the context of the full album -- I wouldn't know, though, because I dropped the ball on trying to get the promo early.

AngelofDeath
03.24.11
Ah, sucky.

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