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Pagan's Mind


Progressive Metal

3.83 | 113 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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2 stars Uneven at best, Enigmatic: Calling is a collection of sci-fi metal left-overs lacking memorable songs or performances-- a let down after the excellent Celestial Entrance.

My biggest problem is with this album's poor song writing; it has very few memorable hooks or melodies and the few that are there are so scattered throughout the album's 65+ minute length that it makes finding them a difficult venture. Because of this, the album has a very bland feel. It's as if the group gave up writing something new in frustration and pulled out cast-off works from their previous albums... and it shows in the feel and energy.

Lofstad earns points in my book for at least trying a few new things with his guitar, but the rest of the group sounds like they're running through the motions here-- especially Rue's vocals. I was very impressed by his range and gusto in Celestial Entrance, but let down here quite a bit. His voice's timbre has lowered, taking some of the edge off from his choruses, and it just doesn't feel like he's enjoying these songs.

Me either.

Songwriting: 2 Instrumental Performances: 4 Lyrics/Vocals: 2 Style/Emotion/Replay: 2

Prog Leviathan | 2/5 |


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