STATE OF MIND: State Of Mind - EP - Reviewed by Hard Rock Info ! Check it out here at this link: http://www.hardrockinfo.com/reviews/2021/2.html#pressure-whatyousee
The story of this Texas band goes all the way back to 1994, when 4 friends decided to start a band. Their influences were old school metal like DIO, JUDAS PRIEST, BLACK SABBATH, QUEENSRŸCHE, IRON MAIDEN, PANTERA, LED ZEPPELIN etc. Their first recording was a 6-song cassette in 1995, and their latest recording came out in 2019. Now I'm actually not sure if this EP is those first 6 songs from 1995 or new songs (that kind of info was probably too much to ask for, so it should be new songs I suppose). But even though their influences was the classic acts in the beginning, this sounds more like a product of the 90s with a touch of METALLICA around the black album, "Load" and "Re-load". But you could say that they mix the old with the new. It's good stuff anyway, so check them out. - Hard Rock Info
In 1994, four friends got together and decided they wanted to entertain the world. They decided to name their band ' State Of Mind' ( SOM ) because that is what music is to them, a State of Mind . Their influences are old school metal gods such as, Ronnie James Dio , Judas Priest , Black Sabbath , Queensryche , Iron Maiden , Pantera , Led Zeppelin etc.
The music is hard hitting and described as New Classic Metal . With the flavor of their influences guiding their way. The lyrics are written to describe ones State of Mind in any given situation, and to give those feelings an outlet other than addiction or suicide. They have lost two band members to addiction that resulted in death. RIP Scott and Brett.
They put out their first studio recording in 1995. A six song, self titled cassette recorded on the only ADAT machine in their area at that time. The latest CD was released in 2019 along with a music video released in Dec 2019. They are now composing new music for their second CD which will be titled “ Shattered ”, and working on another music video.
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