Blind Seer
Apocalypse 2.0

1. Deafening Silence
2. Revolution
3. Total War
4. Apocalypse 2.0
5. Sanctuary
6. Guilt
7. Secrets Untold
8. Journey To The Unknown
9. Spirit In The Machine
10. My Mind Can't Feel
11. Eternity
12. Starman

Wan - All Vocals
Asthar - Guitars, Bass, Synths, Theremin
J-Mo - Drums

Astounding Revelations (EP 2015)

Additional bass and guitars by David Alfano
Additional bass by Philippe Mathy
Additional drums by Johan Nuñez

Recorded by Ashtar at Miss Dirty, drums recorded by Damien
Mixed and mastered by Brett Caldas Lima at Tower Studio
Cover artwork & booklet artwork/design by Wan, mascot on the CD by Kyooki

Released 2017-07-21
Reviewed 2017-06-21


Belgian band Blind Seer is supposed to be the most original project to have seen the light in recent years. The trio has made an EP in 2015 and now it is time for the apocalyptic debut album. An album that is described as very original by the press sheet that accompanies the album, I don’t know if I think that they are as exciting as they are described in the press sheet. Good, absolutely, it has some interesting traits and the ending Bowie cover is quite excellent.

Somewhat experimental with some odd and different structures, some fresh ideas, some jazzy additions but ultimately it is a metal album and it doesn’t stand out that much. The singer isn’t that impressive while the production is quite good but not outstanding. The songs are relatively varied and the 48 minute playing time doesn’t feel too long, and I think the best thing about the album is that the band is trying to open doors to new universes and that sort of things, they chose not to travel down the most travelled paths which is always a positive side note, to any album.

Good stuff in my opinion, good songs and some interesting angles of attack. But ultimately I think that originality isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when I listen to this album, neither is hit potential. The album has some nice and interesting touches, the band clearly has great potential, now they just have to weave it together into an exciting album, I would say that they are partway there but they still don’t really seem that exciting. The ending track Starman, a cover of a song by the great David Bowie is the highlight of the album, the one song that feels quite original in an album that otherwise tries very hard to be original but doesn’t quite get there.

I think Blind Seer shows glimpses of brilliance on an album that I would describe as good. Could be worth checking out, I think one can play through the entire album just to get the treat that is the ending Starman. Maybe they should have added a starman to their line up, perhaps that would have spiced things up a little. In the end though I think that Blind Seer could be worth checking out, they have some good ideas but I don’t think they reach their fullest potential – not before the brilliant end.





Label: Massacre Records
Three similar bands: Helloween/Firewind/David Bowie
Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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