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Blueprint of the World
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Challenging and technically intriguing music played with muscle and authority is an apt description of this San Francisco area band's style. With apparent influences from bands such as Dream Theater, Rush, Kansas, Queensry... more »
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Challenging and technically intriguing music played with muscle and authority is an apt description of this San Francisco area band's style. With apparent influences from bands such as Dream Theater, Rush, Kansas, Queensryche and Marillion-in fact Steve Rothery from Marillion produced many of the cuts on the album at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool England with the band-Enchant still generates its own distinct sound. Having played together for seven years, the members have a musical familiarity with one another which is very obvious upon hearing any of the cuts from this fine debut album. Includes bonus track: "Open Eyes"
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One word : masterpiece
Ze Dan | Paris, France | 10/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'll be very very objective : A Blueprint Of The World is one of those albums you'd take with you on a desert island. Although this was not my first introduction to Enchant, I quickly became addicted to this CD.
Some people would think it's a marillion rip-off and blah blah. Ok but this record deserves a fair share of listennings. In more depth. You'll discover Ted Leonard's amazing vocals (similar to Steve Walsh), Benignus' appropriate key parts, a wonderful ryhthm section with and underrated bass player Ed Platt. But beyond all of this great amount of talent, the guitar playing of Douglas A.Ott is worth BUYING the CD. Who could craft such melodies and licks like this ? Ott is in the continuation line of guitar wizards like Steve Rothery, Alex Lifeson and Brian May. Great mix of technique and melody and not so much shred.
The 90's saw the rising of Dream Theater, Pain Of Salvation, Spock's Beard but Enchant deserves much more exposure. If you're looking for some mix between technique and melody (ok there's dream theater but forget them for a while) definitely go for it you won't regret. Each time I recommended it people loved so why wouldn't you like it ?"
Paul J. Mahoney | UK | 11/30/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't quite know how to describe this album. I bought it because it was connected with dream theater somehow on the amazon links and I thought it looked good. But to be honest, its taken me a long time to get into this album. At first, the sound of it just didn't appeal. It didn't sounds anything like dream theater, and the sound production with the guitar just didn't do it for me. But the more I've listened to it the more its grown on me. I think its because there's so much in this album that you just need to listen to each of the 8 or so minute tracks quite a few times before they all start making a bit more sense and fitting together. There isn't a track on this album thats immediately catchy, but I suppose thats the way it should be with a good prog rock album. The guitar work is no Petrucci, but its pretty good when you get used to the sound of it, and the drumming is excellent. Although the vocalist Ted Lenard doesn't use his capable range all that much in the album, he does have a likable voice and when he does go for it, it really does sound good. I dont own any of their other stuff, but as an album (possibly their debut?) its definately a good one and worth buying. Like the reviewer before me has said, there's not a lot of bands you compare them too except early Rush maybe. Not the best album in the world but not bad"