“Mentalist” brings through a classic and skillful approach to Heavy Metal with a performance that mesmerizes from the offset and never stops working to impress and entrance its audience. “Columbus” has a professional finish, a stylish beat, and a brilliantly rhythmic leading vocal delivery that pours lyrics through in a confident and brilliantly intelligent manner. It feels like the re-birth of original heavy metal. The flow is insane and the sheer level of wordplay and honesty is refreshing among this vast ocean of much simpler modern Heavy Metal music.
On top of the backdrop, the Mentalist brings a level of swagger and volume to the scene with short, concise lines that list their values in a way that appears pretty closely connected to heavy metal. There are a number of different genres hinted at throughout this single, but what you take away from it for the most part, and this includes the accompanying audio, is a sense of personality or character from the artist. “Mentalist” works with the beat to pour their ideas and declarations through in an unapologetic way. It gives the music a sense of leadership and heaviness in some respects. The almighty sound of the track itself as it starts to play and indeed right through to the end is the sort that reinforces this feeling.
“Mentalist” is a superbly effective and striking song that moves carefully from the delicate, mysterious and powerful tones of the intro, towards a full-throttle, heavy metal finish, which perfectly encapsulates the emotions and confusion and fear at the heart of the song’s story-line. The whole thing is beautifully haunting, colorful in being so passionate and considerately crafted. It lures you into the artist’s sound and their world as well.
You could pick up on the tone and weight of the track from the other side of the hall, the very second the song starts to play you get a sense of the general vibe implied by it. If this single is anything to go by, audiences can expect more of the same energizing, unstoppable vibrancy and intensity throughout Mentalist’s new single. He has a sound of their own for sure, their voice has a lot of individuality about it right now, and the track too leans in that same direction.
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