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3 stars Blink of An Eye is the fifth studio album from Enchant ( Still not counting Time Lost as a real studio album). Drummer and co-composer Paul Craddick left Enchant after Juggling 9 or Dropping 10. Itīs unfortunately hearable on Blink of An Eye which cannot live up to itīs predecessorīs high quality. His replacement Sean Flanegan is a very accomplished drummer though so itīs more in the songwriting I think itīs clear that Paul Craddick is missed.

The style is still unmistakably Enchant. Blink of An Eye can be compared to the style Enchant played on both Break and Juggling 9 or Dropping 10 which means basic power chord guitar riffs, keyboard backgrounds and Ted Leonardīs distinct and beautiful voice. This is soft progressive metal/ rock. There are guitar solos occasionally but the music is generally pretty simple and based much on Ted Leonardīs vocal melodies.

All songs are good, but there are not many excellent songs on Blink of An Eye. The few standout tracks are the opener Under Fire which is a really good song, Monday which is a mid paced emotional track and Flatline which I for some reason like very much even though the chorus is very commercial. The rest is more or less good and nothing more except for Ultimate Gift were Enchant crosses my line and makes an unbelievably cheesy semi ballad. The lyrics are hidious.

The musicianship is very good.

The production is excellent. Maybe a bit too nice, but really well done.

Blink of An Eye is a good album, but compared to Break and Juggling 9 or Dropping 10 itīs a bit disappointing IMO. Itīs still a worthy purchase though and Iīll rate it 3 stars.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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