I've been following Poughkeepsie, NY's Mindforce since talk of their 2016 demo began showing up on my Twitter feed. Earlier this week, I noticed the band uploaded a new batch of songs that will be released as a 7" EP on the always reliable Trip Machine Labs label.
"They Just Want War" is the second track off the EP and instantly got its hooks in me. There's a definite '90s vibe to what Mindforce do with their songwriting style, and this song encapsulates that spirit perfectly. It wouldn't be a stretch to compare them to Fahrenheit 451, a Bronx-based band from back in that era. Both acts feature a vocalist not afraid to use the higher register of his voice, and both Mindforce and Fahrenheit 451 also know their ways around a fat-ass groove part.
There's also some crossover-like riffing and soloing thrown in the mix for good measure. You can't lose here.