Wednesday, September 14, 2011
This is one of those Nashville bands that a lot of people who didn't come to shows in 2008 probably missed out on. Mankind was a band that was centered around The Anchor. Some of you might not know what The Anchor is/was (not sure if it's still open) and for many non-christians that makes perfect sense. The Anchor was a church that happened to have awesome shows from time to time, thanks to the lead singer of Mankind. The fact that this band has some christian overtones going on might turn off a lot of you young Jebus-hating punks, but you would be missing out on a great hardcore band if you stopped reading now. The truth about Mankind is that yes, they had some christian themes thrown into the mix but what is said on this demo is not overtly preachy or over-zealous and falls more into questioning conforming to stereotypical christian beliefs. The music on this demo is crushing, and very energetic, with some obvious influences from some bands from this area that closed up shop and moved to Portland, along with some more current hardcore influences. As far as I know this was the only thing released by Mankind, which is a huge bummer. So to anyone who wasn't dumb enough to be scared off by the word christian and is still reading this post, enjoy and relish the fact that you weren't such a closed minded jerk-off to pass up some awesome music.