Band – Mind Prisoner

Album – 3:33 EP

Country of Origin – USA

Genre – Blackened Doom

Release Date – April 5, 2024

Label – Vita Detestabilis Records

Author – Hayduke X


It is our distinct honor to present the video for 3:33 for the title track of the upcoming EP by Portland duo Mind Prisoner. The video is bleakly psychedelic, hauntingly strange. Pale red tones fill the screen. It’s as if the video was shot on old 8 mm film, which was then saturated in blood. An attempt was made to wipe the film clean, leading to a pink tint to everything. The visuals are hard to grasp, leaving the subconscious mind reaching out to try to grasp the subliminal messages. The song is equally bleak, with swaths of DSBM influence painted over a doom base. Samples and hints of industrial influence add to the uneasy tension. This is not a pleasant listen, but it is visceral (which I’m assuming is the point).


Mind Prisoner is a relatively new project from Portland, Oregon. According to Metal Archives, the duo formed in 2020, but didn’t release any music until their debut demo in 2022. Since then, they have released a single, and several EPs. The “3:33 EP” features two tracks, one about seven and a half minutes long, and the other running just under seven minutes. 


The “3:33 EP” is an immersive journey into the bleakness of isolation. Thomas Night (synthesizers, samples) and Griffin Campbell (vocals, guitar, bass, drum programming) have a dark vision woven together of strands from the most hopeless side of some of the darkest subgenres around. This is “lying on a grave in the cold, at night, while weeping” music. This is “going through the motions, emotionless until you get back home to your darkened room” music.


As a sampling of the overall feel of the EP, the track being premiered today includes the line:


Wither and decay

Foul waste

Null empty vessel


Bleak. Dark. Hopeless. That is the “3:33 EP.”


The EP features stunningly appropriate by Cvspe. It will be available to pre-order through the Vita Detestabilis Bandcamp.



Biography:  Hayduke X has been writing for MoshPitNation since June of 2016. He is also a contributor to The Metal Wanderlust. Prior to joining the MoshPitNation team, Hayduke published reviews on his own blog Rage and Frustration. In addition, he has DJ’ed an online metal radio show of the same name as his blog, written for, done interviews for Metal Rules, and collaborated with The Art of B Productions to create video interviews with a wide variety of bands.