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Enchant - 1996 Wounded

ARTIST: Enchant
ALBUM: Wounded
LABEL: Inside Out
YEAR: 1996


LINEUP: Ted Leonard - vocals * Douglas A Ott - guitars * Ed Platt - bass * Mike 'Benignus' Geimer - keyboards * Paul Craddick - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Below Zero * 02 Fade 2 Grey * 03 Pure * 04 Broken * 05 Hostile World * 06 Look Away * 07 Armour * 08 Distractions * 09 Missing


A very talented group of guys are Enchant. These San Francisco based progressive rockers are unique in that they ply a road that is at that lighter AOR/melodic rock side of the progressive spectrum, comparing them to the likes of The Chance, Jester, Everon and some obvious ones like Rush or latterday Fates Warning. Whatever you do, play this album loud to experience the sonic majesty of some of these songs, where the lilting keyboards of Mike Geimer shines through, underpinning the Neil Peart like drumming of Paul Craddick. Vocally Ted Leonard has a voice crossing Paul Daniels (Rox Diamond) with Tommy Shaw, though obviosuly sung in this progressive style. The keys to the Enchant kingdom are firmly held in the grasp of guitarist Douglas Ott, whose influences are varied but John Petrucci springs to mind for me.

The Songs
'Wounded' is their second album, following on from their excellent debut 'Blueprint For The World', and though there are nine tracks, each one is over 6 minutes long, with the total track time being a touch of 63 minutes. So you certainly get your monies worth in true Dream Theater style. Their playing style is extremely technical, but there's enough space for melodies to glow, and solos to spike through the arrangements. There's not much in the way of weakness here, but my personal favourites include the epic 'Fade 2 Grey', the ebb and flow syncopation of 'Look Away', the tight arrangement of album opener 'Below Zero', as well as the melancholy subtlety of 'Pure'. The other tracks are there or thereabouts, and makes for a good afternoon's listening.. just slap it on and sit back..

In Summary
One of progressive rocks better bands, and worth a further investigation and investment in their albums.

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