Divine Regale - Ocean Mind

Year of Release: 1997
Label: Metal Blade
Catalog Number: 3984-14132-2
Format: CD
Total Time: 47:23:00

This is a disc I'm glad to have, yet I still feel the need to skip a few songs. The first two songs are really good songs with the latter day Fates sound, the third and fourth songs can be a little annoying, and without these two, I would enjoy this disc a lot more. These two songs lack a real melody, but I'm not going to focus on these. I think everyone who enjoys a good "slow" song should hear "Leaves" for it is has a great bass sound, and seems to me one of the bands better songs, musically speaking - whether you like only heavy stuff or not. The rest of the album is great too. It takes a few listens for it to sink in, but with the exception of a couple songs, this CD is a pleasure to listen to.

The Design

The cover concept of this album is a good one, though it leaves a lot of questions. It's a beachfront scene with two large planets in the sky, one of which is on fire. Pretty cool concept, would you say? The questions I want to ask is "is that supposed to Earth, or are we on Earth?" and "What is the name of the album?" I've had this for a couple weeks and just noticed the title engraved in the sand along the beach. A little hidden, may not matter when this is their only CD, but say ten years from now somebody may be looking for this by title.

Ocean Mind (6:09) / Change? (4:27) / Shadowed Words Forgotten (4:56) / No Part of This (4:12) / Leaves (4:53) / Horizon (4:48) / Cry to Heaven (3:55) / Underworld (5:37) / Forever Changing Winds (8:13)

Chris Anderson - drums, percussion, vocals and mandolin
Frank Couture - bass, midi pedals, and backing vocals
Daniel Elliott - guitars
Dwight Hill - lead and backing vocals
Jason Keazer - keyboards
Gary Leighton - guitars

Window (1992)
Horizons (1994)
Ocean Mind (1997)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin US

Added: July 25th 1999
Reviewer: Larry "LarryD" Daglieri

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Language: english


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