Erase-Mental Overload (Morphine) 1997
1. "Mental Overload"
Despite band leader Jason Campbell's connections to Mortification, Erase sound nothing like them. Erase fall somewhere between death metal and modern bands like Pantera and Biohazard, adding in a distinct hardcore flavor and attitude. Surprisingly, for being so rich in intensity, the songs are somewhat memorable after a few listens. When I first received this disc, I played it over and over as the riffs are outstanding and had me hooked. Songs like "Untitled" crush with a force that few bands have, especially when considering that they are on a small indie label that doesn't possess the funds for a big production.