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Insightful Minds At Ease
Released: 2014, Fiend Records
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
Southern Ontario’s Abandoned Soul’s recently released third album gives us more of the same modern edge Hard Rock that we expect from the band. A couple of year’s ago I reviewed their sophomore album and enjoyed what I heard so when I learned that there was a new one I became interested.
INSIGHTFUL MINDS AT EASE is a modern hard rock album with Metal elements. There is a fine line between both and many may argue that the album is Metal. The thing that matters is good music or bad music and this is definitely good. There are some melodic songs and moments on here as well as some cool effects and sounds. Much like the last it is diverse yet has a consistency and uniformity about it. The guitar, vocals and kick drum are really pushed up in the mix, especially the kick. The double bass really takes advantage of that in several songs. Singer, James Todd’s vocals are stronger than on the previous release adding a more melodic aspect to the record.
Similar to their last, this is a fine Hard Rock album with a modern edge to it. You can hear some of the bands influences but not as prominent as on previous recordings. The group has definitely found their own sound and are geared up to make it heard. INSIGHTFUL MINDS AT EASE is an album you must hear. I look forward to future albums and hopefully seeing them live this Summer.
James Todd- lead vocals & bass(studio)
Derek De Kort- lead guitar
Tim Thompson- guitar & vocals
Steve Thomas- drums & vocals
Ray Solomon- bass(live)
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