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Mind's Eye: A Gentleman's Hurricane
Progressive Metal
Rating: 4.5/5.0

For their fifth work, Mind's Eye has pulled out all the stops. This may be there best, and heaviest work, to date. A concept album, 'A Gentleman's Hurricane' reveals the story of a hitman at the edge and end of his career. Confessions are moot at this point for he has only seven days to fulfill his current mission. What will come to pass? Mind's Eyes captures the incongruity of a troubled spirit battling with predetermined(?) path. Mind's Eye blurs the lines of creativity and concept with a magnificent and complex musical excursion that will leave you breatheless.

The production is immaculate, the songs exquiste in their intricaty and beauty. Give a listen to 'Chaos Unleashed' or 'Skin Crawl' and you will understand what I mean. Andreas Novak is nearly shocking in his vocal performance. His vocals are at moments terribly intense and at most times so passionate that you think his life depended upon his performance. Between the rest of the band and the arrangements, Mind's Eye creates a 'wall of sound' so bombastic and beautiful you will think your ears will explode or, at least, your speakers. 'Hell's Invitation' is a perfect example of this: strong vocals, thunderous rhythm section, delicate moments, and heavy guitar all wrapped up in a sweeping, almost ethereal composition. Other great songs of note are: 'Feed My Revolver,'Seven Days', and 'Pandora's Musical Box.'

'A Gentleman's Hurricane' blisters along at a breathe taking speed; it's almost an assault on your acoustic senses; a good one at that! But this may be too much for some. They may find this monotonous, and so marginal, for progressive metal. In this case you must consider the strength of the players and their music, and listen to it with new ears. 'A Gentleman's Hurricane' is a sure buy for progressive metal fans.

In Short

'A Gentleman's Hurricane' blisters along at a breathe taking speed; it's almost an assault on your acoustic senses; a good one at that! But this may be too much for some. They may find this monotonous, and so marginal, for progressive metal. In this case you must consider the strength of the players and their music, and listen to it with new ears.

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