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Until Eternity

It's rare to see bands write songs that are close to ten minutes in length. It's even rarer that these songs don't end up being considered repetitive and pretentious. Mastermind is the exception. Excellent songwriting with superb musicmanship, and some progressive noise thrown in makes this an engaging listening experience. The use of syncopation here is amazing, and the guitar work is searing. My goal here isn't to preach to the converted---this is another example of a great and up-coming band who have enormous potential if only all the people who were interested in their kind of music were aware of them, and if you're into Jethro Tull's quirkiness, or King Crimson's complexity, intricacy, and heaviness, or simply the melodic beauty of many classically-influenced progressive artists, I highly recommend checking them out.

Music ramblings || Ram Samudrala ||