Mindset – Nothing Less
Just like Youth of Today, Mindset deliver a three track swan song in the form of Nothing Less. Essential straight edge of the past few years, but the band goes out on a high note.
‘Effigy’ is the perfect closer of their career. Hard hitting, with a monumental end and enough aggression put into two minutes to immediately spin the seven inch again. The build up is perfect, the title track opens with an intro (therefore the longest song Mindset has ever recorded) before delving into hastiness and Evan Wivell’s screams, he expects nothing less. This slow start is perfectly bookended with some two-step before the ninety second ‘We’re Right’ punches you in the face by forgoing some melody for strength. That singalong chorus though. But it is the aforementioned closing track that leaves the listener wanting for more. A short bridge before the final climactic singalong.
Which is not going to come. Sadly.