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3.77 | 107 ratings | 6 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Source (4:03)
2. Glory Of Night (7:52)
3. In My Humble Opinion... (5:26)
4. Travels (10:53)
5. Outside The Gloom (8:49)
6. Destination Sky (5:32)
7. The Pendulum (14:56)

Total time 57:31

Line-up / Musicians

- Bart Schram / lead & backing vocals, 12-string acoustic guitar
- Rudy Vander Veken / lead & acoustic guitars
- Tom Truyers / piano, synths, Hammond
- Maximillian von Wüllerstorff / bass
- Benny Petak / drums, percussion

Releases information

CD Mindgames ‎- mind003 (2010, Belgium)

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MINDGAMES MMX ratings distribution

(107 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
Good, but non-essential (23%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)


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Review by b_olariu
4 stars Third album of Mindgames from 2010, just released last month and named MMX. As previous reviewer observed, the MMX means in roman numer 2010. So, Mindgames needed again a long time to release another album, almost 4 years but the expectation are very positive. This belgium band hit the top of the prog genre with Actors in aplay, with MMX the band manage to keep it big in neo prog filed. Same great atmosphere on entire album, good compositions, and above all a pleasent and surprisingly positive attitude on all pieces. Again they did it , maybe a little less convinceing then previous one, but for sure a good album all the way. Again the pieces are elaborated full of catchy interplay between musicians, very solid musicianship. Every pieces is a winner again, not a bad moment here, they tried and succeded again to come with a valueble album in this genre. A recommended release for sure who needs 4 star easy. Great band who desearve a wider recognition by all prog listners. I'm not sure this is a better album then Actors in a play but for sure is a very well played composed album, and a good candidate to the the best of 2010.
Review by Marty McFly
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars This Neo Prog album is Mindgames' new release, which is quite contradicting, because it literally means prefix that signifies "reborn", being in new age/era. Well, let's see this Neo-Prog release, shall we ?

As far as my poor, age tired ears can see (hehe), this is optimistic music. All 57 minutes long, I felt fine. It was like one great big cure to kill tired state of my mind and shine some sunlight into it. Well, from little bit more technical point of view, this music is quite various (they call it eclectic), graduating in most of the tracks, while along the way tossing some Prog elements, which results in very interesting experience. I hesitated, if I dare to give my best, but after all, sometimes you feel sure about something and so you do it. That's life, deeds and consequences.

4(+), if not the first then maybe one of few best ratings I've give this year (MMX). Because this music is audio (adieu?) poetry from good spectrum of them. Not so long, but not 39 minutes shortling, Mindgames are presenting fine piece of work that shouldn't be denied. Thanks guys from forum to reminding me that it's actually good album, so I was able to "get to" it.

Latest members reviews

5 stars MINDGAMES - MMX (5/5) While perhaps not quite as compelling as their previous work "Actors In A Play", the album maintains the signature Mindgames atmosphere with its well-crafted compositions and overall positive vibe. What truly sets MMX apart is the band's unwaveringly positive attitude th ... (read more)

Report this review (#3038458) | Posted by Mspy1 | Friday, April 19, 2024 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Belgian progrock formation Mindgames was rooted in 1997 but not until 2002 the band released their debut CD entitled International Daylight, in 2006 followed by the CD Actors In Play, in 2010 MMX and in 2015 Paradox Of Choice. Meanwhile the band went through several changes in the line-up, with ... (read more)

Report this review (#2036944) | Posted by TenYearsAfter | Thursday, September 20, 2018 | Review Permanlink

3 stars 3,5 stars !!! After two exceptional albums "International Daylight" 2003 and "Actors in a Play" 2006 ( to this last I give 5 stars in my review #1010372 Posted Saturday, August 3, 2013) in which I've said "in comparison with "MMX" the "distance" grow in considerable way, because I don't find ... (read more)

Report this review (#1608571) | Posted by maryes | Thursday, September 8, 2016 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Having now listened to this album MMX and their previous album from 2006 'Actors in a Play', I am happy to say that MMX shows that Mindgames have made good progress between 2006 and 2010. MMX, in my opinion, as a fan of symphonic and melodic progressive rock, is their strongest album to date. ... (read more)

Report this review (#596416) | Posted by Richens | Monday, December 26, 2011 | Review Permanlink

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