Texas-based quartet, Mineral were heavily influenced by Sunny Day Real Estate and released two albums between 1997 and 1998. ‘The Power Of Failing’ is their first effort, a slow-burning distorted journey comprised of a bunch of painfully beautiful tracks. Chris Simpson’s contains pain and angst. It seems to be going to break apart, on numbers like ‘Slower’, ‘Five. Eight And Ten’, not to mention a Sunny Day-inspired ’80-37′. ‘Parking Lot’ is – to me – the absolute highlight of a majestic album, and it draws down the curtain to one of the most powerful expressions of emocore of the 90s.