- Summary: The fourth full-length release for the British rock band with influences from electronic, hardcore rock and metal was produced with Dan Weller.
- Record Label: Hopeless Records
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Post-Hardcore, Heavy Metal, Nü Metal
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Kerrang!Feb 2, 2015The Mindsweep is the most enjoyable album Enter Shikari have ever made. [3 Jan 2015, p.52]
Alternative PressJan 15, 2015It's hard not to proclaim it as the best album of Enter Shikari's already impressive career. Yes, it's that good. [Feb 2015, p.89]
Q MagazineJan 15, 2015A defiant record from a band who've made a career of doing their own thing: Enter Shikari have upped their game again. [Feb 2015, p.108]
Jan 21, 2015So many epic sounds are created to reinstate their foundation as one of the neatest rock bands out there. I've followed them since theSo many epic sounds are created to reinstate their foundation as one of the neatest rock bands out there. I've followed them since the beginning and they have only seemed to have gotten better each release. It'll take a lot to top this one. Great work! Will be listening to this album for quite some time to come.… Expand
Aug 8, 2017A slow start of the first track shouldn't scare you - Enter Shikari are as banging as they used to. However, if Take To The Skies was relyingA slow start of the first track shouldn't scare you - Enter Shikari are as banging as they used to. However, if Take To The Skies was relying on pure drive, Rou's mad shouting and overall "hypeness" of the songs, The Mindsweep is way better paced. Mad bangers like Anaesthetist and There's A Price On Your Hand come after lyrical ballads such as The One True Colour and Bank of England. The ending is amazing two - "Dear Future Historians..." could be a 10/10 finisher, but it is followed by psychodelic The Appeal and The Mindsweep II which almost reboots the album, promising a new beginning and then comes to an abrupt end, leaving us waiting for more.… Expand
Apr 19, 2016Back from Chester City, the fans love a f--king good behaving metal core!
The mix was really-really good, and "The Last Garrison" track wasBack from Chester City, the fans love a f--king good behaving metal core!
The mix was really-really good, and "The Last Garrison" track was soo good! It's like it was a story-telling song, and it's f--king amazing!
Album of the Year... (So Far)… Expand
May 31, 2015I feel this is Shikari's strongest album to date. The album flows really well, each of the songs has a purpose and message. I do find itI feel this is Shikari's strongest album to date. The album flows really well, each of the songs has a purpose and message. I do find it interesting how they decided to finish the album. In FFOC the ending song 'Constellations' left the listeners with a bit of hope for humanity, but for The Mindsweep it has it hopeful song
'Dear Future Historians' as the 2nd last song. Rather than finishing the album on that hopeful note, Shikari decided to go with a more cataclysmic tone with 'The Appeal & the Mindsweep II'. Some long time Shikari fans may feel a bit disappointed with this album as it is notably lighter than their previous ones, with only 'There's a Price On Your Head', 'Anaesthetist', and bones track 'Slipshod' as being heavy in their entirety.
I personally loved the entire album with the exception of 'The Bank of England' which was ok. I am a long time Shikari fan and I love all the work they produce. This album will definitely a tough act to follow, but then again they never fail to impress me with the quality they produce. My favourite tracks are 'The Appeal and The Mindsweep I,II', 'The Last Garrison', and 'The One True Colour'.… Expand
Jan 21, 2015many varying genres merged into shikari's similar sound to create arguably their best album yet, although it does lack great lyrics ofmany varying genres merged into shikari's similar sound to create arguably their best album yet, although it does lack great lyrics of previous efforts… Expand
May 28, 2015At last! A more focused compilation, as the St Albans four piece combine their post hardcore/metal/trance sound into something resemblingAt last! A more focused compilation, as the St Albans four piece combine their post hardcore/metal/trance sound into something resembling maturity.
It’s an aggressive, cohesive, strongly bonded set of songs that show a progression this reviewer thought beyond them. The rousing “The Last Garrison” is without doubt their best song yet.… Expand
Feb 16, 2015Good thing is there inspiring lyrics are ram packed in here with some eye opening stuff, though i feel that the passion and aggressiveness ofGood thing is there inspiring lyrics are ram packed in here with some eye opening stuff, though i feel that the passion and aggressiveness of the previous albums has faded away, the sense of struggle to fight off the tyrants and unite humanity has disappeared and that is quite sad as it was what made us love ES, Most of the songs in this album didn't move me or make me want to rise up and support there causes, Maybe due to ES's previous A* albums i hold standards at an A* level for them! check out The Last Garrison and The Appeal and Mind Sweep II… Expand
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