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3.75 | 21 ratings | 4 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Access denied (5:19)
2. The distant call (5:21)
3. A Matter of mind (7:24)
4. The senses go blind (6:41)
5. Wind and light (5:32)
6. Manic (2:16)
7. Electronic eyes (5:00)
8. Now and again (7:48)
9. Live in the light (6:12)

Total Time: 51:33

Line-up / Musicians

- Marco Ahrens / guitars
- Marcello Maniscalco / keyboards
- Christian Scheele / bass
- Andreas Tegeler / drums
- Volker Walsemann / vocals, guitars

Releases information

Cd. InsideOut Music IOMCD 039 / Cd. SPV 085-31662

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POVERTY'S NO CRIME Slave To The Mind ratings distribution

(21 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
Collectors/fans only (10%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

POVERTY'S NO CRIME Slave To The Mind reviews

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Review by b_olariu
3 stars This is one of the most honest bands in prog metal scene. An enjoyble album, full of good guitars, great harmonyes, and a beautiful voice. Slave to the mind is a solid album. Maybe this band is not in the front this days but, deserve attention. It's clear they do not want to full anyone about theyr posibilitities in composing. In the end , a 3 star album.
Review by Tarcisio Moura
4 stars Very good prog metal band from Germany. Guitarrist Volker Walsemann has a great voice that fits very well to the overall sound of the CD. The group does a fine job combining the power of heavy metal with the intricated and subtlety of progressive music. Besides they have the knack to write excellent, accessible songs. There are no highlights, really, all the songs flow very easily and their musicanship is awsome! It´s a pity that not too many people know them.

If you´re into prog metal and likes the ones who write great songs without too much noodling, this is a must have. Highly recommended.

Review by Mellotron Storm
4 stars This band gets mentioned a lot by other Metal bands in their liner notes, so i'm sure they're a bunch of great guys. By the way they thank ANGRA. There really isn't anything new here, but it's melodic Metal and it makes me feel like i'm home. In other words I really like the music on this album even if it's the same old stuff.

"Access denied" opens with these vocal clips hitting us all at once. A great sounding melody follows with a good crunchy sound. A tasteful guitar solo 3 minutes in. "The Distant Call" opens with a sample of a space transmission. This is an excellent guitar driven tune, that is more uptempo than the opener. Some good riffs early with heaviness throughout. I like the synths 4 minutes in followed by a guitar solo. "A Matter Of Mind" is a little darker. Nice. Synths are prominant in this one early before crunchy guitars come in. Vocals 1 1/2 minutes. I like the guitar 4 minutes in and a minute later.

"The Senses Go Blind" is the heaviest yet. Vocals after a minute as it lightens somewhat. Heaviness is back 4 1/2 minutes in briefly with a guitar solo to follow it up. "Wind And Light" has such a good drum / guitar intro before it settles down as reserved vocals come in with synths and strummed guitar. Soaring guitar 3 minutes in. Here we go with "Manic" an uptempo rocker that ends too soon. "Electronic Eyes" opens with tribal-like drumming. This song has attitude, although it lessens when the vocals come in. Ripping guitar after 2 minutes. Great tune though. "Now And Again" features a lot of riffs throughout. The guitar reminds me of IRON MAIDEN at times. Awesome sound 6 minutes in. "Live In The Light" sounds incredible early. It settles down when the vocals come in. The guitar cries out 3 1/2 minutes in as riffing continues. Amazing sound 5 minutes in.

Barely 4 stars from me, but an album I enjoy a lot.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Solid musicianmanship, solid writing and solid performance is the way I would sum of this band. I get the feeling that the garage band next door matured into a real talent with good work ethics and a unique sound that is just driven. There is a sense of "honesty" in their music that just sound ... (read more)

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