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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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ENCHANT top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.81 | 140 ratings
A Blueprint Of The World
1995
3.56 | 77 ratings
Wounded
1996
3.74 | 92 ratings
Time Lost
1997
3.60 | 80 ratings
Break
1998
3.82 | 128 ratings
Juggling 9 or Dropping 10
2000
3.66 | 102 ratings
Blink Of An Eye
2002
3.81 | 122 ratings
Tug Of War
2003
3.55 | 78 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 | 3 ratings
Wounded & Time Lost
2002

ENCHANT Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

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 The Great Divide by ENCHANT album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.55 | 78 ratings

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The Great Divide
Enchant Heavy Prog

Review by SteveG

3 stars Less would have certainly been more.

As an American, Enchant is a prog group that I would really like to appreciate. But alas, it's been hard.

The last album I really liked by them was Wounded that was released in the late 90's.

So, fast forward to today. After a ten year hiatus, the band reforms with vocalist Ted Leonard and produce The Great Divide. Perhaps the word overproduce would be more apt. While I know that Enchant has changed their sound since the 90's, I'm also aware that they never wore their influences on their sleeves like their friends from Spock's Beard. And where SP could be considered a guilty pleasure due to their many references to other prog groups and even AOR stalwarts, Enchant was always seriously progressive. Fine. I have no problem with that except when I feel that Enchant goes out of their way to remind us, as they do on this album.

Frankly, the Great Divide is not an easy listen. Leonard is still in great voice, but you had better love it because you will be in for a lot of it. I wonder how he could stand up to the excess verbiage of The Great Divide's songs on tour. There is an over abundance of Ted's verse and choruses in these songs, even if they are just repeated.

The accompanying music is grandly prog with rapid time changes and an over abundance of keyboards that seem to fill every nook and cranny in the soundscape. Even Ott's excellent guitar solo in Within An Inch is sung over by Leonard with annoying call and response type vocals. The response vocals being slightly treated by a slight vocoder type echo effect.

This type of production strangles what should have been an excellent outing by this band as can be gleaned from the album's most straight up song All Mixed Up. It has a great stomping beat, great guitar hooks and solos that are not obscured. Leonard is still singing his heart out but his brief breaks, in order to come up for air, add space for the music.

The songs on The Great Divide are good songs with some decent lyrics. It's a shame the band did not employ an outside producer to help par down the overproduction, cut out a lot of Leonard's redundant verses and choruses, and let the album really shine. 3 stars.

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 The Great Divide by ENCHANT album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.55 | 78 ratings

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The Great Divide
Enchant Heavy Prog

Review by UMUR
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3 stars "The Great Divide" is the 8th full-length studio album by US progressive rock/metal act Enchant. The album was released through InsideOut Music in September 2014. Enchant has been on a longer hiatus, and havenīt released a studio album since "Tug of War (2003)", although they did release the "Live at Last" live album and DVD in 2005 before disappearing completely. Especially lead vocalist Ted Leonard has spend the intermediate years in a very productive way though as he has released albums with Affector, Thought Chamber and Spockīs Beard, and also played live with Transatlantic. Drummer Sean Flanegan has played with Cynthesis and keyboard player Bill Jenkins has also been involved with Thought Chamber. Other than the mentioned musical projects, the members have also spend time starting families.

So 11 years later is it then a more mature band who has written and recorded "The Great Divide"? Thatīs actually both a yes and a no as Enchant has almost always appeared as a mature act with a defined sound, and while "The Great Divide" is different sounding from the last couple of releases by the band, itīs not so different that you canīt instantly recognise Enchantīs signature sound. Ted Leonardīs strong voice and skillful vocal delivery is as always in front of the bandīs progressive rock/metal sound. A sound that features vocals, drums, bass, guitar, and omnipresent keyboards. Both the vocals and the instrumental parts are skillfully performed by all involved.

The material on the 8 track, 55:34 minutes long album, features clear vers/chorus structures, but most tracks also feature extented instrumental progressive sections, alternate vocal sections, and both guitar and keyboard solos, so this is still pretty complex music, which the often relatively long playing times of the tracks also provide room for. Melody and memorability are always in focus though and the technical playing is ultimately just a means to an end. Compared to the last couple of releases, "The Great Divide" isnīt as heavy and there are only a few metal traits overall on the album. Instead the keyboards are more dominant than ever, and Douglas Ott concentrate more on lead guitars, atmospheric chords progressions, and clean guitar parts, than heavy distorted riffing. So "The Great Divide" is overall more a progressive rock release rather than a progressive metal ditto.

"The Great Divide" is overall a relatively strong release with a good flow, and while the quality and memorability of the tracks decrease sligthly after the opening trio of tracks "Circles" (which is a pretty different sounding Enchant song), "Within An Inch" and the title track, the album as a whole is both well written and for the most part intriguing (although the lyrics are generally filled with simple rock clichés, and definitely could have been written with a bit more finesse). The fact that itīs both well performed and well produced too, arenīt exactly issues either and 3.5 star (70%) is therefore fully deserved. "The Great Divide" is ultimately a welcome comeback release for Enchant, although not all tracks are equally interesting and some lack a bit of edge and power (tracks like "Transparent Man" and "Life In A Shadow" apply to that description).

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 The Great Divide by ENCHANT album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.55 | 78 ratings

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The Great Divide
Enchant Heavy Prog

Review by FragileKings
Prog Reviewer

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
3.55 | 78 ratings

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The Great Divide
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
3.55 | 78 ratings

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Enchant Heavy Prog

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 LeonardĻs 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 | 122 ratings

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Tug Of War
Enchant Heavy Prog

Review by b_olariu
Prog Reviewer

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 | 140 ratings

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A Blueprint Of The World
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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Live at Last
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 | 122 ratings

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Tug Of War
Enchant Heavy Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

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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Blink Of An Eye
Enchant Heavy Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

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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