Rating: 65/100

Reviewed by: Jørgen Ditlev, March '05
Label: MTM Music
Style: AOR

Forever Endeavour

This is the debut solo album from Mind’s Eye vocalist Andreas Novak, and it has absolutely nothing to do with Mind’s Eye prog metal. This is pure AOR/West coast, the same style of music a lot of the MTM bands play.

Listening to this album brings my thoughts back to the early 80’s - Journey, Toto & Boston. It’s not my kind of music, but I must admit, that it is well played & well produced.

I could swear, that some of the tracks were played on the radio in the beginning of the 80’s: “Another Woman” & “By Your Side”. There are guest appearances from Johan Niemann (Therion), Kristian Niemann (Therion) & Andreas Olson (Narnia) among others.

By the way Andres Novak sings backing vocals on Westlife’s Cd “World Of Our Own”?????????
I’m sure if you are into the above-mentioned bands, you should give this one a listen.

Recommended tracks: “By Your Side” & “Back To The Free World”