Pagan's Mind - Heavenly Ecstasy



8.2 | 206 votes |
Release date: 20 May 2011
Style: Progressive metal, Power metal

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01. Contact
02. Eyes Of Fire
03. Intermission
04. Into The Aftermath
05. Walk Away In Silence
06. Revelation To The End
07. Follow Your Way
08. Live Your Life Like A Dream
09. The Master's Voice
10. Never Walk Alone
11. When Angels Unite
12. Create Your Destiny [limited edition bonus]
13. Power Of Mindscape [limited edition bonus]

Additional info
Release dates:
May 20 - Germany
May 23 - Rest of Europe
June - USA/Canada

Guest review by
Mountain King
Rating:
8.2
We are looking at the 5th studio release from my favorite Norwegian metal band, Pagan's Mind. After countless listens I'm completely convinced that Heavenly Ecstasy is my second favorite Pagan's Mind album; it just falls short of Celestial Entrance. The song titles look promising and the cover is a fresh change from the previous blue color that dominated the album art of its predecessors.

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published 07.10.2011 | Comments (6)

Staff review by
Milena
Rating:
8.8
Most acclaimed bands have moved away from power metal, either by simplifying their music and turning to hard rock, or by making their albums darker and more in the heavy metal or prog realm. I hate dividing music into "oldies" and "new stuff", but in this sub-genre, the cliché is true - new bands have turned it into a parody of itself - so dog-whistle vocals, guitar riffs and keyboard passages frillier than Rococo dresses are considered good examples of power metal. Since Pagan's Mind clearly show that it's possible to release power metal albums of very good quality in 2011, this is certainly a wake-up call to the rest of the flock to get their act together and release material at least a point lower, or on par with Heavenly Ecstasy.

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published 07.12.2011 | Comments (37)

18.07.2011
Need a quality melodic metal fix? Get this aptly titled album in your cd player right away and listen as Pagan's Mind puts to shame most recent releases in this genre. The band's high energy and immense skill has these beautiful harmonies and killer melodies under your skin in a hot second.

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07.03.2012 - 12:30
Rating: 7
The Norseman
Ok, I already gave enough rotations to this album.

This was probably the 2nd album I liked less from the 2012 power metal nominees.

It's not bad but it's not good either... it sounds really little above average to me. Still, I love the song "Power Of Mindscape", really love it.

Even the official single "Intermission" it's nice but it's not amazing.

I wasn't dissapointed or felt my time lost but it's not an album I'll want to hear again in the future.
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14.06.2012 - 22:02
Rating: 9
neonxaos
I have taken a very long time to understand this album. At first, it didn't really register in my brain. For a long time, I thought the songs were actually by Anubis Gate when they popped up in my playlist. But the thing is, they always made me sit up and take notice. Catchy, but not the kind of catchy that gets boring after a short while. And when you listen closer, you notice the extreme technical prowess on display. After going "oh MAN, who did this song?" fifty times and discovering that is was PM (and this particular album) every time, I bow my head and recognize the genius.
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04.01.2014 - 17:11
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
For power metal, this is really awesome Absence of those hackneyed cheese-riffs and heavy as hell; at least so far
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