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A GENTLEMAN'S HURRICANE

Mind's Eye

 

Progressive Metal

4.11 | 163 ratings

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Sophocles
5 stars I never wrote a review on an album without a thorough look on the lyrics. But this time I will make an exception, since this one has already hit the ceiling in the 5 star measure :)

I didn't knew Mind's Eye before and all the reviews of this made me curious. So after a hundred (!) of spins the verdict is here. This one belongs to the top ten of 2007. It is pure progressive metal with all the ingredients of this genrie but with the band's geniune flavour. Their sound is unique and this is a credit for a prog metal band. A Gentleman's Hurricane is a rare diamond that makes this good year even better.

This experienced trio delivers a very powerful work. Guitars and basses come from the same guy and are masterfully played: heavy and melodic. Although you can understand from the bassy riffs which one is his primary instrument, the solos are shreddy and really tricky. On the other hand, drums and keys are also played from the same guy which is also the mind behind mind's eye. And believe me, he knows what he is doing very well, with strange rhythms and atmospheric keys. Add to this a very talented singer and you have a multi layered progressive result. And after you see the bios of these guys you finally understand it.

I think that there is a concept story of murder and betrayal behind all this. You can sense it on the dark parts of this work. And it has a lot of it. From the start to the finale of this you are hit by a flood of emotions especially from the keys. It's like the keyboards are in the background in its own world telling their story. Hell, if you concentrate on each instrument, you can see that each one works like that. That's how all the songs have a complex and beautiful structure.

I will simply give it 5 stars. It deserves it. Nothing more to say, their music speaks for itself.

Sophocles | 5/5 |

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