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3.52 | 11 ratings | 4 reviews | 9% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Roller Coaster (5:16)
2. Natural Disaster (5:17)
3. Summer Morning (3:25)
4. In Pursuit of a Black Pearl (5:31)
5. Traffic Jam (5:14)
6. Reminiscences (5:30)
7. Fast Food (3:32)
8. Dedication (7:15)

Total time 41:00

Line-up / Musicians

- Grigory Kurnosov / guitars
- Vitaly Zotov / bass
- Vyacheslav Bessonov / keyboards
- Roman Gorodnyansky / drums

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MIND PORTAL 1/1 ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(9%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(55%)
Good, but non-essential (27%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
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Review by Windhawk
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4 stars Russian act MIND PORTAL was formed in 2009, and quickly got down to the task of writing and recording its own material, first and foremost with guitarist Kurnosov as the creative prime mover. A total of 8 pieces were singled out and recorded, and in 2010 these were assembled on their debut album "1/1", which was issued by the Russian label MALS Records.

If you have a soft spot for bands taking on a great variety of expressions, resulting in a smooth and superficially simplistic-sounding but highly fluent sonic landscape featuring nifty details and a clever blend of rock, art rock and progressive metal, Mind Portal is a band you might want to investigate further. Its efforts can't really be said to break any innovative musical ground, but the high quality of the compositional and instrumental skills makes this a worthwhile experience for those whose musical tastes are inclined to enjoy material of this kind.

Review by b_olariu
3 stars 3,5 realy

Mind Portal is a young band from Russia, playing something between progressive metal and fuison in places, all album is instrumental and is pretty much very ok, even great on some tracks. The album is named 1/1 and is released at russian label Mals in 2010. Here are 8 pieces, not very lenghty with exception last piece Dedication nearly has 8 min, the rest are under 6 min, but very solid musicianship I hear here, realy some fantastic parts on opening track Roller coster, realy as the title implies a great tune with fantastic ideas and great interplays between guitar and keys. In fact all pieces are great, not a weak moment here, Maybe I'm little biased because I've descovered latley some fantastic bands from Russia playing intristing progressive rock, even better then bands with big names, one of them is Mind Portal. Pleasent compostions not very complex, but not easy listning either, the band knew how to give to the listner something worth investigated. So, 3.5 stars for this album, fans of the genre need to discover this band, because has talent and plenty of good ideas.

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3 stars Well, if you ask me to name another good Russian instrumental heavy prog rock band, I will not easily find you an answer. Indeed, the Russian rock scene was not really competitive (until recently). It is spoiled by the commercial, MTV format, music. Moreover, the rock tradition was never strong in ... (read more)

Report this review (#627225) | Posted by justaguy | Monday, February 6, 2012 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Excellent debut albun of the Russian band MIND PORTAL, . The disc is very pleasent and don't commit the "sin" of go ttrough to obivious approach already used for contless bands of progressive metal style., unlike, they bring to us a mix of prog-metal/jazz & some "pinchs" of ecletic-prog and e ... (read more)

Report this review (#506244) | Posted by maryes | Saturday, August 20, 2011 | Review Permanlink

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