The Heavy Metal Cruise has a great review this go around. Instead of new material, I have been given the task to review a live recording made by the band Pagan's Mind. The recording took place at ProgPower USA XV in 2014. The band performed a twentytwo song set with just a short intermission after twelve songs. The band also performed their sophomore album “Celestial Entrance” in its entirety.
The recording is done exceptionally. Every song is clear as day, sounding just as it does on the normal album. The crowd noise adds a perfect ambiance to already stellar progressive metal music. It is clear that emphasis was made to ensure the vocals would sound incredible. The words come from the singer's voice with amazing clarity. The keyboards are heard in perfect harmony to the drums and guitars. Altogether an amazingly recorded performance.
Fans of Pagan's Mind will go nuts over the performance on the recording. I'm sure the video will be just as incredible.
Fans of progressive metal, save your money, this is something you are not going to want to miss.
Captains approval rating: 9.7/10
Pagan's Mind is:
Nils K. Rue Vocals
Jorn Viggo Lofstad Guitar
Steinar Krokmo Bass
Stian Kristoffersen – Drums
Ronny Tegner – Keyboard
“Full Circle” will be released as a Blu Ray/DVD 2 CD/2 LP or digitally on October 16 via Steamhammer/SVP records.
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