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3.26 | 51 ratings | 3 reviews | 6% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Obsession (4:25)
2. Moon And Sun (5:09)
3. Break You (6:20)
4. Black Despair (6:48)
5. Open Sore (3:16)
6. Hollowed (1:27)
7. Mirror (4:26)
8. Don't Ask Me Why (8:12)
9. Moorland (4:14)
10. Forbidden To Remain (10:02)
11. Artist Manqué (by Violet District) (6:43)

Total Time: 61:02

Bonus tracks on 2010 remaster:
11. Artist Manqué (Live At ROSfest Philadelphia) (6:43)
12. Sugar For The Ape (Live At ROSfest Philadelphia) (4:39)

Line-up / Musicians

- Karlheinz Wallner / guitars, bass, keyboards, backing vocals

- John Mitchell / vocals (1,3,8)
- Paul Wrightson / vocals (2,4,7,10)
- Mischa Schleypen / vocals (11)
- Clive Nolan / backing vocals (2,7)
- Yogi Lang / keyboards, sound design, producer
- Stefan Obermaier / sound design
- John Jowitt / bass
- Tommy Eberhardt / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Stefan Wittmann

CD Red Farm Records ‎- 47110815-12 (2007, Germany)
CD Gentle Art Of Music ‎- GAOM 006 (2010, Europe) Remastered, with 2 bonus Live tracks

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BLIND EGO Mirror ratings distribution

(51 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(6%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(49%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (12%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

BLIND EGO Mirror reviews

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Review by Windhawk
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars German guitar player Kalle Wallner has made an interesting release here.

Obvioulsy the influences from RPWL, where Wallner has been a member for a decade or so, are noticeable. But with his side project Blind Ego, the music has more of an AOR/hard rock feel to it overall.

I presume Wallner is reaching out to an audience beyond the hardcore circle of prog fans with this release, and I do hope he will succeed in that. The album as such isn't exceptionally great though, but quite a few nice tunes and a couple of gems makes this one worthwhile checking out for the curious.

Review by Prog-jester
2 stars I like Neo-Prog…but there are limits. BLIND EGO sounds extremely faceless – like any other Neo-Prog/Prog-related ban, that tries to show teeth and throws some Metal in their music (I won’t be the first to tell you that they even have stolen OPETH’s “Windowpane” opening melody). I heard KINO, ENCHANT, ILUVATAR, GREY LADY DOWN, GHOST CIRCUS etc, and they all sound as if they were listening to RUSH and MARILLION only. BLIND EGO has also this ugly Alternative side, which I dislike in “classic” genres like Neo or Symphonic Prog. Recommended only for those who loves abovementioned bands, but don’t blame me if you happen to dislike this one ;)

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3 stars I typically don't listen to music on the radio much these days because there isn't a whole lot that I either haven't heard before or that I find all that interesting (or good). Most of the rock you hear on the radio is either classic rock or modern mainstream rock. Most of the latter these days is f ... (read more)

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