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Mindset – Leave No Doubt

Mindset – Leave No Doubt

So it’s finally here, the holy grail of youth crew hardcore in 2012. Many people believed in it and Mindset do leave no doubt, they’re the reigning kings of the genre.

Whereas youth crew hardcore quite probably is the best genre for a 7″ it’s almost one of the most tacky genres for full lengths. Many bands have tried and only a few were able to pull it off. If I had to make a top 5 of youth crew full lengths this would probably be it:

  1. Youth Of Today – We’re Not In This Alone
  2. Gorilla Biscuits – Start Today
  3. In My Eyes – The Difference Between
  4. Insted – What We Feel
  5. Champion – Promises Kept

Mindset already proved they were fully capable of writing some of the best 7″ in the genre with ‘Time and Pressure’  and ‘Realpower’ but a full length? That’s a whole other league. Yet I and many people were eagerly awaiting the release of ‘Leave No Doubt’ especially after the release of the teaser trailer. And boy do these songs blow my mind. There are just no fillers here. Leave No Doubt is one of those songs that make a true frenzy of any live show whereas War has such a great combination of music and lyrics, it shows the true potential of Mindset being something more than your average youth crew band shouting simple slogans. The retake of Waste feels right at place here and One Step Beyond closes the record with a big bang.

‘Leave No Doubt’ in my opinion is the ‘We’re Not In This Alone’ of 2012. There’s no doubt. Go and listen to these songs, learn the words and get up front to sing a long. Here’s a record that deserves pile ons, finger pointing and manic stage dives.

And as for that top 5… I might start reconsidering that one soon to make room for this Mindset record.

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  1. Rob In A Crowd said on 2012-10-11

    Top 5 youth crew platen…lastig

    1. Youth Of Today – We’re not in this alone
    2. In My Eyes – Nothing to hide
    3. The First Step – What we know
    4. True Colors – Rush of hope
    5. On – Double Vision (hoewel het technisch gezien geen full is).

    Mindset heeft een puike plaat afgeleverd, ze spelen 3 januari in de Innocent. Dus kom langs als je van een potje Youth Crew houdt!


  2. Nico said on 2012-10-11

    I dont know that Insted record. But the list is spot on. Maybe TFS should be listed too. Mindset did a great job.

  3. Pim said on 2012-10-11

    Chain Of Strength – The One Thing That Still Holds True should be in those lists even it’s not really a proper full length.

    • xroldx said on 2012-10-11

      I didn’t include that one because as you say it’s full length.

      • Pim said on 2012-10-11

        I know, it still should be in those lists 😉

        • Nico said on 2012-10-12

          Maybe Arold should reread the titles on the records he listed. 😉

  4. Lodewijk said on 2012-10-11

    I would’ve put Turning Point – It’s Always Darkest… in there too. Good list nonetheless.

    Cool review, must check this record out. Vinyl pre-orders going up on Edge-day! (17 october)

  5. DavidTH said on 2012-10-11

    Ik trek ‘t wel, insted daarentegen is natuurlijk 1 van de “blijste” dingen ooit. Superkut.