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Pantommind – Searching for Eternity – Album Review

Call Off The Search!

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Bulgarian band Pantommind were formed in 1993 (under the name of Lavender Haze) and followed a decidedly rocky road – with band members changing and success eluding them – but despite that, they created a great underground following. With only 3 previous albums in a 22 year career, Searching For Eternity may finally be the start they have long been searching for.

Vocalist Tony Ivan’s power and harmonies, reminiscent of Queensrÿche’s Geoff Tate, provide a slightly different and contrasting leadership and the compositions on this album are neatly ‘book ended’.  The acoustic elements on “Lost Lullaby” and the quality vocals stand-out but tracks such as “Angel’, “Down To The End” and “Tell Me” tend to sound alike and “Heart” almost doesn’t belong here….but is great when taken out of the context of the album!

Overall, there are moments of inspiration as well of moments of frustration and unfortunately there are times when the production becomes a little too clinical. Pantommind are undoubtedly a good band and have a wealth of experience to bear but their full potential is still to be realised; we would love to see them out of the studio, perhaps even a live album?

You’re in there somewhere guy’s and Searching For Eternity  was nearly it!  8/10

About Chris Jennings (1976 Articles)
I love metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

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