Review of "Blink Of An Eye" by RockHard
At last! They've done it! Just as Boris pointed out in his 10 point review in the last issue
of the re-release of the band's debut "A Blueprint Of The World", the US prog rockers have
unfortunately never quite managed to reach their own very high standards set by their own
classic, despite several first rate releases. With "Blink Of An Eye" this has now been
superbly achieved. The waiting was worth it, and the result is - along with the outstanding
Rush comeback - the best CD of the year so far. What's the reason for this? Somehow Enchant
have managed for the first time to gather all of their technical virtues and pack them into
rousing compositions, which at times revive the musical spirit of clssics from Psychotic Waltz
or Fates Warning. Especially the subtly produced licks and solos from guitarist Doug Ott that
constantly swing between dreamy and restrained aggression, could cause goose-pimples and bring
tears of joy to the eyes of die-hard fans of the above bands. I'll just refer you to the
brilliant opening 3 tracks, from which at least "Monday" will soon enjoy classic status.
Singer Ted Leonard sounds more than ever like Steve Walsh's little brother and delivers his
most convincing performance up to now, although to be fair one must shower the whole band with praise.
At the latest, after over an hour, when the fantastic instrumental "Prognosis" sets the
magnificent finale to this silver treasure, it should be clear to everyone what's what:
this musical gift of God of the variety Fates Warning meets Rush meets Dream Theater meets
Marillion meets Psychotic Watltz meets Kansas, belongs in every damn CD collection and
may - no: must! - finally earn Enchant their long deserved place in the sun. Buy it now!
9,5 points (out of 10)
Translated from German by Mike Barber