Blink of an Eye from Enchant is another finely crafted release melodic metal crossed with progressive rock. Vocalist Ted Leonard reminds me of one-time KANSAS lead vocalist John Elefante and Monolith era KANSAS musically. “Under Fire” is a mid-tempo track that allows you to settle gently into the album. “Monday” is a musically more adventurous track that continues in the mid-tempo vein. Guitarist Doug Ott once again lays down intricate guitar riffs without an abundance of flash. The heavier “Flat Line” rocks out in a similar style to late 80’s early 90’s FATES WARNING.
Enchant’s subdued passages on “Follow The Sun” allow Leonard’s voice to stand out on its own. Ott’s guitarwork is displayed beautifully on the 8 minute track “Ultimate City”. “My Everafter” and “Invisible” also fall in the vein of a heavier KANSAS. “Despicable” has the attitude and muster of a 70’s arena anthem.
Enchant is an extremely gifted band that nods enough to classic rock while maintaining a modern progressive vibe. If you long for the days of musical creativity in the vein of KANSAS and STYX with a bit of metal bite, Enchant is a fine choice for you.