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3.87 | 43 ratings

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5 stars An all instrumental symphonic progressive metal album from MASTERMIND, a band that was founded in 1986. MASTERMIND's latest effort has the Swedish keyboard virtuoso Jens Johansson in the new lineup. Jens is known from a numerous of albums and bands, most notably Yngwie MALMSTEEN and STRATOVARIUS. Just listen to "Decide for yourself" and you'll hear that Jens is a great technician on his instrument. You'll also hear that the guitar player Bill Berends is a true virtuoso too as well as the drummer Rich Berends. MASTERMIND's music is a mix between Progressive and symphonic rock, Progressive Metal, Power Metal and Jazz-Fusion. There are a lot of tempo and mood changes, and it has got a lot of emotion, atmosphere and beauty. The highlight besides "Decide for yourself" is "Sky Dancer" and "When the Walls fell". If you don't mind all instrumental music, I suggest that you get yourself a copy of this CD, press "repeat" on your CD player and enjoy!
Greger | 5/5 |


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