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Symphonic Prog Metal band with strong musicianship and very well elaborate compositions. Racing guitar riffs, atmospheric keyboards, driving bass lines, brilliant rhythms and the warm, clear voice of singer Ted LEONARD. These are just some of the intregral ingredients that play a prominent part in the sound of ENCHANT. They remind of DREAM THEATER, FATES WARNING, MARILLION, RUSH, SHADOW GALLERY, STYX & YES, and vocals in the style of KANSAS.

"Break" and "Juggling 9 Or Dropping 10" proved to be their most accomplished record to date. Soaring vocals, powerful melodies and stellar musicianship are once again evident in their abundance on these excellent albums. On the heals of 2002's "Blink Of An Eye" comes 2003"s "Tug Of War". With this album, the band continues to morph and create themselves into progressive monster, but enough to show progress and maybe pick up new fans along the way. The next album could be the one where this band put out their classic. Like a fine wine, they are proving that with age they just keep getting better. ENCHANT is one of the American Prog metal bands to come out of the 90s, and their future promises greatness.

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3.81 | 139 ratings
A Blueprint Of The World
1995
3.56 | 77 ratings
Wounded
1996
3.73 | 90 ratings
Time Lost
1997
3.60 | 80 ratings
Break
1998
3.82 | 126 ratings
Juggling 9 or Dropping 10
2000
3.66 | 102 ratings
Blink Of An Eye
2002
3.81 | 119 ratings
Tug Of War
2003
3.75 | 68 ratings
The Great Divide
2014

ENCHANT Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.02 | 28 ratings
Live At Last
2004

ENCHANT Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

4.36 | 23 ratings
Live at Last
2004

ENCHANT Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.41 | 17 ratings
A Blueprint Of The World (2CD Special Edition)
2002
4.00 | 2 ratings
Wounded & Time Lost
2002

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 The Great Divide by ENCHANT album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.75 | 68 ratings

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The Great Divide
Enchant Heavy Prog

Review by FragileKings

3 stars From the first listen it was apparent that this is a very good album. No, I don't feel it's excellent. And I certainly don't feel it's poor. It's just very good.

At first, I immediately likened it to Spock's Beard's latest release, "Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep". In fact, I really thought it sounded a lot like that album. As it turns out, it's the same vocalist! Ted Leonard of Enchant sings on the latest SB album, too! But not just that. As I stated in my review of the SB album, the songs are very much in the contemporary rock vein but with extended instrumental sections for showcasing solo ability and some prog- infused musical passages. This album is nearly a twin brother.

As we are looking at very song-oriented rock music, one shouldn't expect a prog extravaganza. Most of the songs have some additional flair of prog sensitivity; however, they are very much well-composed, well-written, and well- executed rock songs with that something extra that makes them more than just mainstream.

The double album with a bonus disc is a very nice way to get into this band because the extra disc is a compilation of songs from their previous albums. I have found it is not easy or cheap to get some of Enchant's older releases, so this disc is a welcome bonus indeed. Furthermore, the digipak comes like a nice hardcover book with each CD on an inside cover and a booklet of song lyrics, album credits and extra artwork. It looks really stunning and I have to think that these beautiful digipaks are the CD answer to the gatefolds of vinyl albums.

An album recommended for fans of Spock's Beard's less adventurous music. Very good music. Nothing mind-blowing unless you are new to prog but, well, very good! Four stars on a good day. Three stars plus a little on any other day.

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 The Great Divide by ENCHANT album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.75 | 68 ratings

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Enchant Heavy Prog

Review by Ovidiu

5 stars Trumphant return for this amazing American prog rock band!ENCHANT ,since the begining,was one of my favourite band and I was absolutelly amazed when I've heard that bafter 11 ans,they will be back with another studio album!Especially after TED LEONARS was anounced like lead singer for SPOCK'S BEARD,i was almost 100 % sure ENCHENT is overI was-fortunatelly-so wrong!!!!This new album comes after 11 years since the last studio album and all I can say is THE BOYS ARE BACK!!!Sensational album,all ENCHANT magical musical ingredients are here and I like it a lot!Wonderful melodies,superbe lyrics and masterful musicianship!Great sound aswell and the keyboards sound more then wonderful!!!Doug's guitar solos are majestic .Ed bass's sound killer and all the band is in perfect shape!TED is on top of his vocal skills and his singing is so passioned and expressive!Hard to say which song is the strongest one...all the album is solid as monolyth!!!I agree,maybee it's not a 5 stars album ,but I respect the musical integrity of the band and their will to make the story to continue!!!!

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 The Great Divide by ENCHANT album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.75 | 68 ratings

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Review by robbob

4 stars One decade of silence... Enough time for good song writing, for good compositions... And they took advantage of this period of time... This album is much better that their pasts....specially in the first half of the album. The second half in nearer their first decade More symphonic prog rock , more jazz fusion prog rock sometimes...not a so heavy progressive rock. Ted Leonard¨s vocals better that ever. The US prog rock basis (founded by Kansas,Styx and similar..)is always here. So nice songs ...with a lot of synths ..,all musicians as good as before. Hope this reunion will last an extender future...because this work is a promise. Four stars...maybe 4,5 for this very good returning.

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 Tug Of War by ENCHANT album cover Studio Album, 2003
3.81 | 119 ratings

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Enchant Heavy Prog

Review by b_olariu
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3 stars Enchant's last album to date from 2003 - Tug of war brings nothing new in their sound, is constructed on same coordonates as their previous works, more like their last 2-3 albums. While far from bad, Tug of war is little less intresting then let's say their first one and Blink of an eye or Juggling 9. The arrangements are as always tight and guitar has an important role here, pounding drums, great vocal lines from Leonard, crunchy bass and some sporadicaly but very well integrated in this context are the keyboards like on top notch instrumental Progtology - this pieces simply kick ass among their best tunes in the whole career. Another highlight is the opening tracl Sinking sand, typical Enchant in sound but so well wriiten with catchy parts coming from Dougg Ott. All in all this as the same calibre as Break, not as inventive as A blue print of the world or Juggling 9 my fav from them, but still pretty much ok with some great moments in parts. Definetly good and for that 3 stars rounded up half a star for the mentioned two pieces who really smoke.

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 A Blueprint Of The World by ENCHANT album cover Studio Album, 1995
3.81 | 139 ratings

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Enchant Heavy Prog

Review by b_olariu
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4 stars Enchant is without hesitation one of my fav bands ever, I have a soft spot for their music since I've dicovered them way back in 1998 through Break album, since then I've collecting all their albums + a DVD. First album released in 1993 in some parts appear as 1995 A blue print of the world is definetly among their best works for sure. The album was produced by famous guitarist from Marillion Steve Rothery living his guitar mark on couple of pieces aswell, all the album is something between Rush (Presto era) with some hints from Marillion (Holidays in Eden era) here and there, heavy prog meets melodical lines of neo prog style. Some top notch musicianship right from the debut, tight and very well performed, pieces like Oasis, instrumental Mae Dae or Nighttime Sky are absolutly among best they ever done. The incredibly strong voice of Ted Leonard, one of the first class voices in prog in last couple of decades (must be heared aswell his voice on Thought Chamber - Angular Perceptions - really fabulous) in combination with Doug Ott's great riffs and solos makes from this album a real solid one in this field. A fantastic first step in prog circles that stood the test of time very well. A recommended one, among their best works for sure. Easy 4 stars.

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 Live at Last by ENCHANT album cover DVD/Video, 2004
4.36 | 23 ratings

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Enchant Heavy Prog

Review by b_olariu
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4 stars What a real treat for fans as I am is this Live at last issued on DVD in 2005 at Insideout label. A good amount of pieces here, is like a best of, all clocking around 4 hours, imagine that. I'm a big fan of Enchant since thay released Break my first contact with their sound and since then I'm looking constantly on what they offer. Well, the musicianship on this DVD is high class, the band is tight and damn confident in their posibilities. Ted Leonard is one hell of a great vocalist and is showing on every pieces here and Doug Ott really know to handle the guita to creat something memorable and intresting in same time. Under Fire is one perfect example of how tight is Enchant live, absolutly kick ass. So, if you don't have this DVD get it worth every second. Enchant is one of my fav bands ever and this live proves that they are among the best in bussines even they kinda slow down a bit after Tug of war relased a decade ago. But, they are preparing for a new album soon as their web page said. 4 star for sure one hell of a great DVD.

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 Tug Of War by ENCHANT album cover Studio Album, 2003
3.81 | 119 ratings

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Enchant Heavy Prog

Review by kev rowland
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4 stars Enchant are back with their seventh album, and yet again show that when it comes to prog rock with the heavy use of guitar they are one of the best around. When I saw them support Spock's Beard at the Astoria I was extremely impressed, and having followed their career with interest since reviewing their debut album some eleven years ago I was pleased to be able to listen to the new album. This is prog rock that also has a foot firmly in the melodic rock camp, with guitarist Doug Ott providing the foundation for the band while Ted Leonard has much more in common with rock frontmen than most prog singers.

The result is an album that is packed full of melodies and hooks, yet also has room for time changes and dramatic shifts in musical direction. It opens with "Sinking Sand", a song that contains just what every melodic rock fans wants in great harmonies, strong tunes and arrangements and enough space and drama for all. This standard is carried all of the way through the album which closes with the longest number, "Comatose". This starts off gently enough with just Ted and piano but ever so slowly and gradually the tension builds, and the rest of the band come in. The passion keeps building and there is the feeling of a full on band just straining to be released.

One of the joys of Enchant is that they are so easy to listen to and enjoy, even on first hearing. Yet another strong album to add to their canon.

Originally appeared in Feedback #78, April 2004

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 Blink Of An Eye by ENCHANT album cover Studio Album, 2002
3.66 | 102 ratings

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Enchant Heavy Prog

Review by kev rowland
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4 stars I can still remember how impressed I was when I heard the debut Enchant album, 'A Blueprint For The World' but that was many years ago now and as I had also been suitably impressed by their last album 'Juggling 9 Or Dropping 10' I was intrigued to see what their sixth studio album would bring. The band is built around the song-writing and guitar playing of Doug Ott and the wonderful vocals of Ted Leonard. Put them together with bassist Ed Platt and new drummer Sean Flanegan and the result is Spock's Beard meeting Kansas and an album that is superb.

It is very American, but as they are then that should be okay, and this is a highly-crafted rock album that has almost as many influences in the AOR field as it does in the prog scene. It is not prog metal in the same vein as Threshold, more a prog rock act with the emphasis on rock. There are plenty of hooks and melodies, along with strong soaring vocals that are very reminiscent of Steve Walsh (no bad thing) or Steve Perry.

It is an album that all prog fans that enjoy melodic music to listen to and enjoy (as opposed to some of the cutting edge stuff that is like having teeth pulled) should discover immediately if not sooner.

Originally appeared in Feedback #69, Aug 02

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 Break by ENCHANT album cover Studio Album, 1998
3.60 | 80 ratings

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Enchant Heavy Prog

Review by b_olariu
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3 stars Enchant is one of my fav bands ever, since I've hered them for the first time more then 10 years ago I was instantly hooked on their music. I have a soft spot for them and no one gonna change that even some of their albums like this one Break are not so excellent like I considered top notch and their best from the catalogu Juggling 9 or dropping 10 and Blink of an eye. Break from 1998 is an album in good Enchant tradition, the whole musical spectrum band developed over the years and aswell will keep on next releases is here. Heavy prog well performed with tight musicianship, maybe here is less captivating moments and inspired passages as on next albums. The voice is ok, Ted leonard has a clean perfect tone of voice for such music, the instrumental parts are ok most of the time, the songwritting is littless convinceing here, but not bad at all. The best piece is My enemy , one of the best pieces Enchant ever created with excellent interludes between guitar and keyboards and very worthy vocal parts. Definetly desearves from me 3 stars, good but nothing really special like next two albums who are absolutly the peak of their career and among the best albums in that period. Enchant remain very consistent band over the years with more then 20 years in this field and respectable albums. This year they will release a new album after more then a decade pause. Can't wait. So, 3 stars, good, fans of Tiles, at some point Rush can listen to this band worth every album.

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 A Blueprint Of The World by ENCHANT album cover Studio Album, 1995
3.81 | 139 ratings

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Enchant Heavy Prog

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Enchant's debut album was produced with a little help here and there from Marillion's Steve Rothery, and that's a fairly clear indication of what to expect here - an American answer to Marillion, with their sound drawn mainly from the period ranging from Clutching at Straws to the proggier parts of Holidays in Eden (think Splintering Heart). Despite the aid of Rothery behind the producer's desk for some of the sessions, overall the album has a rather thin sound and the mix is kind of off - though that said, the 2CD reissue (which I haven't heard) may have addressed this issue. If you can get past that, the band offer a competent rendition of neo-prog material which won't win any awards for originality but is broadly pleasing to the ear.

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