Pagan's Mind - Enigmatic Calling - 2005 - SPV
|Track Listing1. Celestine Prophecy, The |
2. Enigmatic Mission
3. Supremacy, Our Kind
4. Entrance To Infinity
5. Coming Home
6. Celestial Calling
8. Resurrection (Back In Time)
10. Search For Life
11. New World Order
After three years of wait, the follow up to the critically accalimed progressive opus named "Celestial Entrance" is here. Often when an album is forced to follow such an album it is inevitably a disappointment, but I'm happy to say that it's not the case here. Fan's of the band and progressive in general should not be disappointed with what they find.
"Enigmatic Calling" continues to forge on in their own sound while still remaining creative and building on what they've already done. The soaring vocals are as strong as ever and layed over constantly changing yet heavy and well structured songs. While many progressive bands are content to emulate what other prog bands like Queensryche and Dream Theater have done, Pagan's Mind sets themselves apart as a true force in the genre. The songs are technical, but not just for the sake of it, and retain a certain catchy heavyness. Most of all they don't get too bogged down in experimenting and keep things metal and somewhat accessible. If more progressive was up to this level I would like the genre a whole lot more. This is just a good show of innovation without overdoing it.
Highlights: Entrance To Infinity, Supremacy Our Kind, Celestial Calling, New World Order
--Stygian Steel 10.21.05