Whereas many contemporary groups have by now imploded or crashed into the swamps of oblivion, Swiss MXD is celebrating their 7th album Endurance, after 22 years of good and loyal service. The band consists of Drop (Samael, ex-Sybreed), Duja, Solex and Steph (ex-Sybreed, Furia, Science of Disorder). The track Eraser,
But one could also say good and loyal abuse, such is this Endurance twisted, bewildering, startling and sometimes tormented. Nevertheless endowed with that grim elegance and multifaceted creativity securing for MXD the reputation of remaining totally unique and unclassifiable among groups of today. The title track Endurance,
Meandering through the intricacies of a powerful and rusting organic industrial metal, retro-futuristic electro reminiscences digitalize a dark and rocky poetry, playing by ear through convolutions of a nebulous state of limbo of blues, stoner, punk, pop or rap. A vice-ridden nitro glycerinated and apocalyptic mayhem confirming the mischievous nihilistic moto of this ghost ship, Nowhere Forever.
Endurance is a state of mind. That of MXD. An Eternal Dying Life Fire.