Mental Shift is an Alternative Rockband based near Rotterdam, The Netherlands, formed in 2016 bij Daphne, soon to be joined by Aad and Hans . Michiel completed the band several months later.
The Alternative Rock that is Mental Shift has symphonic, progressive, power and pop influences. All members have their own background in rock, metal, punk and classical music. This blends together the unique sound that is Mental Shift.
The sound is characterised by heavy riffs and accessible melodies. The high pitched lead vocals vary between a pop and classical sound. Both powerful and fragile. Most of the repertoire consists of midtempo songs where drums and bass create a solid base and provide the unique combination of heavy, accessible melodic rock.
Mental Shift’s songwriting is insprired by life, movies and interesting stories. Most about human emotion and all that makes us human and unique.