Boomkat Product Review:
Dutch instrumental metallers Gore released this album back in 1987, when going vocal-less was still something of an anomaly in the hard rock community. If you were to approach this record without already knowing that, there's every chance you'd assume this was a contemporary release with a slightly retro production job. Very few modern instrumental metal outings are as tight as Mean Man's Dream though, and the spirited thrash aesthetic on show here is a real joy to the ears. On this record, you'll find none of the blues-tinged psych elements or sludgy primitivism that currently saturate the avant-metal underground, just a whole heap of uncompromising riffs, all executed with a diabolical force and precision.