Assorted Heap where a band from the Netherlands that has been featured before in this zine and played a technical mixture of death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 1992 album "Mindwaves" which was re-issued in 2017 by Vic Records.
An almost quiet sound starts off the album before adding in a heavier direction which also utilizes some atmospheric sounds briefly and after awhile the riffs going into more of a thrash direction along with the faster sections of the songs utilizing a great amount of blast beats as well as the vocals being mostly death metal growls.
At times screams can be heard while the riffs also use a great amount of melody and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and after awhile the music starts incorporating more technical elements along with spoken word parts and acoustic guitars also being used at times.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and one of the tracks is very long and epic in length and clean vocals are also used briefly and on some tracks the vocals adapt to more of a thrash style and one track also adds in symphonic elements and they close the re-issue with live bonus tracks that where not on the original version.
In this recording Assorted Heap remained true to the technical style of death/thrash metal of previous releases, the production sounded very professional for the era it was recorded while the lyrics cover drugs, crimes and rape themes.
In my opinion this was another great sounding recording from Assorted Heap and if you are a fan of death and thrash metal, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Coloured Eyes" "Nice To Beat You" "Cardinal Sin" and "Artificial Intelligence". 8 out of 10.