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3.79 | 163 ratings

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3 stars Well a few weeks ago some people asked me for reviewing the debut album from Enchant and I was not so excited about it, but I will try to be honest and give you my opinion:

first of all this is not prog nor a new progressive wave genre, but rather I should say it's a mix of mainstream music with the AOR genre (except on a few instrumental sections closer to such "modern progressive rock"), sometimes in the vein of a few commercial albums composed by Kansas, but without the same inspiration (do you remember the pretty work by Kansas entitled "In the Spirit of things"?...).Secondly consider the rhytmical section (above all their drumming) reminding us of Rush, and you might think it's an essential album: well the problem is connected with their lack of inspiration regarding the melodic lines and the Leonard's vocalism as well, with his slightish nasal voice. Anyway here you find some mid-length songs, averaging about seven minutes, not so complex ,also regarding of their poppy version (especially the track "Acquaintance" and "Enchanted",above all for their light lyrics) concerning a new prog style reminding us of the commercial stuff from Marillion (wtihin the period of "Cluctching at straws" for instance).The output regarding the whole album is a bit uneven, even though some instrumental bridges are intricate,being often characterized by a pleasing melodic style.Unfortunately the recording of the album sounds weak and its production in general as well, so talking about my rating you could erase an half star at least .

At the end it's a bit overrated album, suitable for the light moments of our day, but often pleasant !!

lor68 | 3/5 |


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