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ENIGMATIC: CALLING

Pagan's Mind

 

Progressive Metal

3.83 | 104 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars Third album of Norwey best prog metal band, Pagan's Mind, entitled Enigmatic calling from 2005. While is not as good as the predecesor, who was a real prog metal journey for my ears, this one is less convincing with some tracks who sounds like are left behind from previous album. Anyway the musicianship is top notch, the sound is full and fat, but the ideas are not very enthusiatic. The vocal parts are again strong, Nils K. Rue has a great voice, not far from Kai Hansen from Gamma Ray, he has his own range and power, the drummer Stian Lindaas Kristoffersen makes some strong beats, overall is a great one, just listen the instrumental one Coming Home and New World Order, he rocks. Now the keyboards of Ronny Tegner and the guitar of Jĝrn Viggo Lofstad are the essential things here. They do the hard work on this album, as well like on previouses one's. Some very intristing riffs and chops combined very efficient with nice solos of keys make this album to sound solid. Anyhow this not thier best album, (i remain to Celestial entrance to be the best, and among the best prog metal albums in last 10 years), Enigmatic calling is a good one, but they are on stagnation here, musicaly speaking, maybe because in that period Nils K. Rue was invited by canadian power metal Eidolon to do the vocal parts on some albums. I will give 3.5 rounded to 4, i'm a big fan of this band , but is not as good as the predecesor, but is better than many prog metal albums from that period.
b_olariu | 4/5 |

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