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The Enid


Symphonic Prog

3.84 | 88 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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4 stars I discovered this amazing progrock band while I was searching the section 'Symphonic Rock' in the famous Amsterdam record shop Boudisque. Reading the back cover of the album "Six Pieces" from a formation called The ENID I couldn't believe my eyes: a six-piece band including no less than three keyboard players, what a thrilling idea (like SPRING and EELA CRAIG)! I didn't even listen to the album but bought it immidiately. At home I felt in love with their unique and compelling sound, this sounded lke genuine progrock in every inch: classical inspired compositions (six pieces) with lots of changing climates featuring sumptuous Wagnerian sounding orchestral keyboards, some Emersonian synthesizers (brass sound), sparkling pianoplay, fiery electric guitar, a dynamic rhythm-section and varied percussion. I still don't know any other band that succeeded to blend classical music and symphonic rock the way The ENID did, what a mindblowing progrock! Within a few weeks I bought all their LP's, from the debut album entitled "In The Region Of The Summer Stars" until "Live At Hammersmith Vol II" but despite the high level of all those records "Six Pieces" remains my favorite, a matter of taste I think while reading the other reviews on Prog Archives. Anyway, thanks to all fellow reviewers for the advise concerning the CD (re- releases).
erik neuteboom | 4/5 |


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