US - New Jersey - Full Moon 45 - 06/16/00
Angels of the Apocalypse
Mastermind is an American group with an unfathomable array of guitar dynamics
that ingeniously gyrate into the exciting world of pyrotechnic [progressive] rock
with the flexibility of an acrobat and the deep-rooted knowledge of the mystic
philosopher. Their music creates emotional reactions to the brain while the vigorous
nature of their sound is vibrant challenge to the intellectual.
Their new album, Angels Of The Apocalypse, heralds a new millennium with a tenacious
audacity and an elegant boldness in the guise of a wonderful female vocalist, Lisa
Bouchelle. Her powerfully savage/operatic and expressive voice brings the group to
new heights of creativity and imagination and seamlessly joins the creative forces of
the Berends brothers and Jens Johansson's keyboard dexterity. A brilliant record for
those who like their rock served intelligently and creatively.
Copyright © 2000 Stavros Moschopoulos