Mind Colour - Mind Colour

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Northwind Records
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 63:50:00

Another band to come out of the ever growing list of Northwind Records - label for Desdemona, Stramonio and Power Symphony to name but a few. Blending neoclassical element with some progressive metal influences, this band will surely attract fans of well done, well produced progressive metal. The problem I have with Mind Colour is that, despite the fact they have really talented musicians and a strong singer, who is a dead ringer for the Fallin' Time singer, they can't really manage to make their songs more distinctive from other prog metal bands who do the same thing.

But some of you will certainly say, and I agree with this statement, that even though the band doesn't sound overly original, that if the music is good and fits with your taste, then there's no problem in liking it. It's just that I feel there's a panoply of good bands out there that could do way better if they would just try not to follow the leading trends. Yes, the music is good, really good in fact, but it enters one ear and exits the other without leaving any traces. As for the songs themselves, what you'll get with Mind Colour is music inspired by such great bands like Symphony X, Dream Theater and also Madsword - another good Italian prog metal band.

If such a description fits your musical tastes, then run and buy this CD immediately as I'm sure you won't be disapointed. As for me, I'll wait their next album to see if they will evolve in their own personal sound.

Similar To: Symphony X, Time Machine, Fallin' Time

[This review originally appeared November 2002 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]

The Illusinonist Baron / Black Hole / Obsession of Remorse / Scent of Life / The Master / Mind Colour / Keraton Fortress / The Queen of Silence / The Sparrow-Minister / Infinite Horizon

Jimmy Ferrara - drums
Alfonso Ferrara - guitars
Emilio Toscano - bass
Raffaele De Lucia - vocals

Frames (demo) (1998)
Mind Colour (2002)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin IT

Added: January 17th 2005
Reviewer: Mathieu Chamberland
Artist website: www.mindcolour.it
Hits: 921
Language: english


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