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MASTERMIND - Volume One

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MASTERMIND - Volume OneDebut release by US prog band
Format: CD / Cat No: CYCL 037 / Released: 01/01/1990

Track Listing: 1. Child Of Technology (5:50) / 2. On The Wings Of Mercury) (3:40) / 3. The Enemy Within* (4:14) / 4. Tiding Of Battle (5:20) / 5. A Call To Arms (5:10) / 6. Long Distance Love Affair (2:55) / 7. Eye Of The Storm (4:13) / 8. Fanfare (4:50) / 9. Reach For The Sky* (3:58) / 10. One By One (3:52) / 11. War Machine (10:30)

More information: MASTERMIND is brothers Berends, Bill and Rich. Rich is a drummer who subscribes to the Carl Palmer school of drumming. Music, lyrics, guitar, bass and faux-keyboards (actually a guitar-controlled MIDI setup) were handled masterfully by brother Bill, while Rich pounded out complex drumming and sang. Even though the music is guitar based you can hear influences from ELP. They play a melodic ELP - styled energetic and bombastic progressive rock. The music, a heavy metal, jazz fusion, and progressive hybrid.