for the Tide" is the re-release of the second Mind's Eye album
originally released on the Rising Sun Records label back in 2000. The
re-release features 2 bonus tracks: "Endless Passages" and
was highly impressed with their debut album "Into the Unknown"
when it was released back in 1998, because it featured some very
sophisticated and rather unique progressive rock. Continuing to build on
the foundations laid down with their first album their sophomore release
"...Waiting for the Tide" was another step forward for this
Eye's music has always been very technical, without ever losing the
melodic touch. It's hard to ignore the excellent musicianship featured
here, and I really like the vocals from Andreas Novak as well.
do however have a mixed feeling about this album, because I fail to
remember more than 3 songs even after numerous spins in my CD player.
All of the musicians are highly skilful, but fail to impress me when we
are talking about writing memorable songs... that said this is still a
solid piece of progressive rock with lots of balls and strong
musicianship. And it features one of Mattias Norén best pieces of cover
art works to date in my humble opinion!
impressed with their "Walking on H2O" released earlier this
year, or who haven't bought the original back in 2000 should at least
give this one a try. To all others - listen hard before deciding on this
tracks: "Frozen Tears", "Calling (Father to Son) &
"In my Mind (Spirits in the Room Part II)