Friday, April 22, 2011

ACUTE MIND: "Acute Mind"

Rating: 5/10

Label: Electrum 2011

Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom

Acute Mind are not exactly the most groundbreaking and original band of the century. It's the old sound of "Riverside" all over again and perhaps just a touch of Pain Of Salvation? Yep, it's supposed to be "modern" Progressive Rock, however, a song like opener, "Grief and Pain", would surely not qualify as strickly "prog rock", no? Well, not in my world (sigh!) as this is just as much "modern rock" (what's your definition of modern rock?). Released on the semi-independent Polish Electrum Production label (yes, they're from Poland), this was obviously never going to be top of the charts. Since I'am quickly running out of ideas and phrases to describe Progressive Rock/Metal, I'll just have to conclude that this is definitely not my cup of tea when it comes to fine progressive rock. I'am "Earl Grey" and every now and then, "Lemon". Acute Mind are more towards all those weirdo fruity flavors and it's just not working out. Top notch musicians and sadly not as great songmaterial.


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