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Review: Communic - Conspiracy in Mind
Conspiracy in Mind

Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Year released: 2005
Duration: 57:43
Tracks: 7
Genre: Progressive Power Metal


Review online: December 24, 2004
Reviewed by: ShadowsFall
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Rated 4.17/5 (83.33%) (36 Votes)

Now here's a fucking album, and a damn good one. This is my first review, and I decided to review Communic's album Conspiracy In Mind. If you are a fan of prog/power or metal in general you need to check this band out. They are a new band who only formed a couple of years ago. Their album doesn't officially come out until February, but I managed to get it early. I was really looking forward to this after I heard the 3 song demo, and I can certainly say this is a fine album.

This band only has 3 members, and when you listen to the album it sounds like there's 5. Oddleif Stensland does excellent work on both vocals and guitars. This guy has some range which is probably most noticeable on the opening track Conspiracy In Mind. The drums done by Tor Atle Andersen are fast and very clean. Also helping out with a lot of the power and ass kicking is the bassist Erik Mortensen. I don't think I can pick out one track to say is my favorite because every song is amazing. The songs are long, with the shortest being 6:44. What I like about every song is the power and shit load of aggression, and also the relaxing mellow parts that are thrown in. This album has an extreme amount of energy and power, and also the album production is very good. I can't really compare these guys to any other bands, other than maybe Lost Horizon or Pagan's Mind for their power and uniqueness. I don't have any complains about this album other than I wish it had a couple more tracks. Even though it is a 57 minute album it sure doesn't seem that long because the album flows together so good it seems like only 5 minutes when the album finishes; I think they could have done better with 9 or 10 songs, but oh well, with an album this good 7 songs will do. Another good thing is there is no filler or bullshit songs, all 7 tracks are songs, which is a flaw with most power metal bands.

If Communic sticks around with the same members (unlike Lost Horizon) I think they have a very promising future; they landed a big record deal with Nuclear Blast for a couple of albums. I am already predicting Conspiracy In Mind to be one of the top ten albums of 2005. Hell, I rank this album in my top ten favorites period already (it hasn't stopped spinning since I got it) For people looking for bands with the right touch of how metal is supposed to be this album is a must get! Highly recommended!

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