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4.11 | 59 ratings | 8 reviews | 24% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Focus (1:22)
2. Meeting Her Eyes (5:34)
3. The Logic Behind Heads And Tails (6:51)
4. Real Illusion (1:26)
5. Deadly Event (2:44)
6. October 17th (3:31)
7. So That Life Can Move Along (1:59)
8. Invisible Messages (5:26)
9. Premonition (Wake Up Ariel!) (0:37)
10. Honesty (9:29)
11. Touch Of Immortality (3:12)
12. Dangerous Self Engineering (0:56)
13. 2nd Dawn (9:34)
14. Another Point Of View (3:58)
15. The House Of A Locked Mind (2:36)
16. A Noble Truth # 2 (3:15)

Total Time: 62:30

Line-up / Musicians

- Rodrigo Hidalgo / guitars , backing vocals
- Rafael Pensado / drums, percussion, backing vocals
- Ricardo Winandy / bass
- Danilo Herbert / vocals
- Miguel Spada / keyboards

Releases information

CD Heavencross HRCD 012

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MINDFLOW Just The Two of US Me and Them ratings distribution

(59 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(24%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(41%)
Good, but non-essential (20%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)

MINDFLOW Just The Two of US Me and Them reviews

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Review by Mellotron Storm
4 stars This is one of those records that can't be reviewed properly song by song because of all the material. For a first album, these guys from Brazil have created some complex arrangements. And the way they make most of the songs just blend into the next one really gives this record unity, like a story is being told, as it is.The singers vocals sound a little like Bruce Dickinson when he holds a note, and he also sounds like James Labrie when he changes the tone of his vocals to a higher pitch.

There are lots of guitar riffs and solos, many tempo shifts as well. Some great synth work too. My favourite song is "2nd Dawn" a mid-paced song with some excellent axe work, and the vocals are great too. But there are too many highlights to mention.

Just find this record, it's amazing !

Review by WaywardSon
5 stars This album is the strongest debut album I have heard from a Prog Metal band. To release a concept album as a debut is quite rare nowadays, let alone releasing one of this quality! Whatīs great about this album is that you can hear the bass clearly. (A lot of Prog Metal bands have the bass mixed far too low or it is drowned out by the heavy guitars) Ricardo Winandy delivers some really complex bass playing on this album, making it a pleasure to listen to on headphones.

The vocalist, Danilo Herbert has a fantastic range and has to be the best vocalist to have come out of South America.

The guitarist displays a strong sense of melody and knows when to hold back or let rip. Toward the end of the album he lets go with some dazzling lead guitar work. Throughout the album he changes from electric to incredible acoustic playing. Miguel Spada also switches from keyboard to piano and although the band cites Dream Theater as a big influence, the keyboard playing is unique and canīt really be compared to anyone else. Somehow, the keyboardist seems to stitch the music together and make the music flow, adding that special "unique" element to their sound that only he knows how.

Rafael Pensando does a lot of complex drumming throughout this album, reminding me a lot of Mike Portnoy. The great thing about this band is that there are no weak links, the musicianship is top notch, the bass isnīt low in the mix, and the music chops and changes without warning.

This is real PROGRESSIVE metal!!

Review by ProgShine
COLLABORATOR Errors & Omissions Team
4 stars Mindflow's first album Just The Two Of Us? Me And Them (2004) was released as any other of the band's albums. Full of pomp and with no support of the big labels. And yet, with high quality.

During many years the band offered this album as a free download everywhere, including their website (and it's still there at

At first this comes as a surprise to me, being a Brazilian I wasn't aware of them at all and the time I discovered them they were already touring their second album Mind Over Body (2006).

In this debut album they have a very interesting concept where the girl Pearl write things in her diary that eventually come to be reality. And then the girl is infused in a completely chaotic world. In the music department Mindlfow was playing simply and plain Progressive Metal, a good one indeed, but sounding too much as the biggest names on the scenery (read it as DT). It would take 2 albums for the band actually get rid of these influences.

Anyway, an album that any Prog Metal fan should check, especially because it's a free download in the link above.

Latest members reviews

4 stars This is an epic piece of music by Brazilian band Mindflow. It is a concept album, and a great concept at that. It deals with a psychic Pearl scribbling down the story of brothers Ariel and John. I won't give away anymore deals, don't want to spoil what is a great story for the rest of you. ... (read more)

Report this review (#109088) | Posted by Hrvat | Friday, January 26, 2007 | Review Permanlink

5 stars A great album! Principally at fact that is a debut cd. Is a new and promissing album, that brings one history beyond the musics, increasing the concept. The songs have a great quality, with good solos and progressions. Remembering bands like a Symphony X and Dream Theater, that had influenced t ... (read more)

Report this review (#54318) | Posted by | Tuesday, November 1, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars 3 1/2 Stars.... First album of the Brazilian band ,the production is very good!!! You cant find a little aspect from Dream Theater and Pain of Salvation.A mix of two..This is a concept album with good melodie and very nice transition..But the felling is missing sometime!! and for the next album ... (read more)

Report this review (#41203) | Posted by progarctica | Monday, August 1, 2005 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This album is amazing! You must buy, the best prog. metal in my cdplayer in date. Strong influencies of PAIN OF SALVATION and DREAM THEATER. 2 bands that i REALLY like! And Mindflow is nod very far in my discografy. I just relax and wait their new cd. ... (read more)

Report this review (#36948) | Posted by | Sunday, June 19, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars A great promise from Brazil. Very young guys, with a great talent. " This is only the beginning" The vocalist is amazing, between Daniel Gildenlow -PAIN OF SALVATION - and Ray Alder - FATES WARNING - Is necesary a quiet listening of the record to apreciate this. ... (read more)

Report this review (#33246) | Posted by | Wednesday, January 19, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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