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INFINITY DIVINE

Pagan's Mind

 

Progressive Metal

3.15 | 58 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is the debut of PAGAN'S MIND and they really get off on the right foot here with "Infinity Divine". Having said that their next one "Celestial Entrance" beats this one on every level, it's just that good. I have to say that eighties Prog-Metal just does it for me, and we get a mix of that in this debut along with some Power-Metal rhythms. On top of all that Nils is one of my favourite vocalists.

"Prelude To Paganism" is a short intro of mostly synths and atmosphere. "Caught In A Dream" is next and here we go ! The guitar is buzzing as drums and bass create a heavy undercurrent. It settles in before a minute then the vocals join in. A nice crunchy sound to this one. Check out Nils on the chorus. A ripping guitar solo 4 1/2 minutes in. "Infinity Divine" is uptempo with synths early. Vocals arrive and the tempo will shift slightly throughout. Nice guitar solo after 4 minutes. Synths are back after 5 1/2 minutes. "Embracing Fear" features some guitar that sounds amazing, then the drums take the spotlight. Vocals after 1 1/2 minutes. Riffs are back after 3 minutes. There's that guitar again 4 1/2 minutes in. The guitar is all over "Astral Projection" to start out. Drums and vocals then take over. "Angel's Serenity" sounds so good early with that guitar, drum and bass soundscape. Great intro. Vocals come in then that intro soundscape returns when vocals stop. Nice. Synths and vocals 3 minutes in then it ends as it began.

"Dawning Of The Nemesis" is where they slow it down for the first time really. It's still heavy at times though. Spacey synths 3 1/2 minutes in followed by a beautiful guitar solo. Great track. The crunch is back on the "King's Quest" . Vocals then riffs follow. I like the vocal melodies before 2 minutes. It's cool how the tempo and sound changes slightly throughout this one. Nice guitar 4 1/2 minutes in. "Twilight Arise" hits us with an onslaught of drums as the guitar plays over top. Then the vocals join in. "A New Beginning" opens with some incredible sounding guitar and the drums and bass are powerful. It settles into a heavy soundscape with vocals. It settles right down 3 minutes in. Nice bass. It starts to build 3 1/2 minutes in. Great vocals too. Riffs after 4 minutes. Piano before 5 minutes. What ?! Back to normal after 5 1/2 minutes. Haha.

My kind of music.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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