Eye are back with their first new studio
album in 4 years and there best yet in ‘Walking
On h2o”. The album sees the band taking
a huge leap forward in the song-writing
department with each song being carefully
arranged and perfectly balanced to fit the
theme of the album.
On h2o is a concept piece and confronts
the bands thoughts on Human evolution, Science,
Religion, Unexplained phenomena, Alien abduction,
deadly virus, earth pollution, loyalty,
marriage and Immortality. The aim and reached
goal was a cinematic rock album with songs
that where individually so strong that they
could stand their own ground if served as
singles, fitting anyway the concept of the
album. Great choruses covered with crystal
clear production making sure that Mind's
Eye are here to stay for lots of years to
music is still progressive but not in a
technical level. Instead Mind's Eye rather
shows their strength as songwriters, still
using melodies and hooks as their strongest
weapons. This time also providing them with
the right amount of production goodies the
band always lacked to some extent previously.
Walking On h2o is a variety of symphonic,
progressive music, mixing it with classic
hard rock tunes and softer songs fully packed
with string arrangements and big lush vocal
harmonies taking the listener back to the
days of songs with big chorus and hooks
you'll be instantly singing to. Even though
the song is the bands focal point there
is still lot’s of chops from both
guitarist/bass player Johan Niemann and
drummer Daniel Flores to go around.
like "A rabbit in the hat" and
"Equally Immortal" shows the bands
great chorus hooks, while songs like "Sahara
in an hourglass", "The Nazca lines",
"Mrs. Clair Voyance" and "Heal
my karma" shows the bands super strength
in writing symphonic and progressive songs.
The band also shows their stamina and brain
power with their second ever recorded instrumental
song "Flight of the An.unna.ki"
showing what the band is fully capable of
with their instruments. On the heavier side
you have songs like "Sacred rules"
and "Out of my system" showing
that the band is capable of making heavier
epic songs with modern sound. The 70’s
are also represented here when the song
"Umbrellas under the sun" appears
out of nowhere reminding you that bands
like E.L.O. and Queen are still a huge influence
on the band. Last but not least you have
the two last songs "When I whisper"
a song with only orchestral arrangements
and vocals, proving Andreas Novak can sing
with so much feeling it will give you tears
to your eyes, and "Poseidon says"
which is 11 minutes long, the epic and ending
song on the album about one persons fight
to survive his deadly cancer, his whish
to be immortal and to walk on water, sailing
off to ask the old Greek mythology god "Poseidon"
Mind's Eye is a fulltime band with hard
working members. Each member being a full
time session musician, recording with bands
around the globe. Andreas Novak (Lead vocals)
released his first solo album on MTM 2005,
receiving amazing response around the world.
Johan Niemann (Bass/Guitars) plays the bass
and writes songs together with his brother
for one of "Nuclear Blast”"
best selling band "Therion", constantly
touring around the world. Daniel Flores
(Drums, keyboards and vocals) is one of
Sweden’s most hired drummers when
it comes to Metal, progressive rock, AoR
and Fusion sessions, recording on over 50
albums proving he is one of Sweden’s
hottest up and coming drummers of today's
modern art drumming. Today after the loss
of former Guitarist Fredrik G, Mind's Eye
sees more possibilities than ever before
with newfound label LION MUSIC, they would
like to invite you to an Audio/picture about
us "Homosapiens" and what we do
to ruin this planet. You are welcome to
try these waters. Here is the new Mind's
Eye album and they are "Walking on
» Stunning return from Swedish prog
rockers Mind's Eye, superb song craft and
» All artwork by Mattias Noren.
» Daniel Flores is one of the most
in demand session musicians in Europe.
» Johan Niemann is bassist in Therion.