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5 stars Art rock at his very, very best.

Enchant really defines what's art rock: simpler than regular progressive rock but compensate in excitement and skills. The band has incredible live potential, so what you hear in studio will be reproduced perfectly in we're talking about new standards in technics. Simply put, since Rush, no one made my foot stomp, my heart sing or amazed me in melody like those people.

Enchant's last 3 albums are like omelettes. You got eggs and milk, now put whatever you want in it. So basically Blink on an Eye, Tug of War and this one has pretty much the same songs canvas. Your eggs and milk are great guitar/bass/drums hooks and modern keyboard support mixed with the pleasant voice of Ted Leonard. That's it. It really doesn't go as far as this on paper...but in your ears, it's all getting together into good humor and a true sense of sonical amazement.

Where Juggling 9 or Dropping 10 (love that title!) is above the other 2 records stated is basically the amount of goodies. You have more good songs in this record than any other one, so the purchase is more paying in this case. On top on that, I saw that in concert, they play more songs of this album than any other. Great!

Unlike compatriotes like Rush, Enchant needs a lot of listening to enjoy properly. Sometimes the songs are so complex, it whistles through your ears and you couldn't really figure out the chorus. Don't expect too high comprehension at first, but you'll surely understand why I state Rush as their greatest influences (like in Paint the Picture! Aw man, Xanadu rip-off!!)

This album represents very well the new generation of incredible gearheads kidz playing their heart out. The new age of progressive rock now mixes accessible sounds to skillful musicianship.

Amateurs of real musicianship are warned; Enchant is hard to top.

Menswear | 5/5 |


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