Following swiftly on the back of 2006ís lavishly acclaimed ĎWalking On H2Oí, Swedish progressive metal masterminds MINDíS EYE return with their most ambitious and accessible album to date in ďA Gentlemanís HurricaneĒ. Taking their musical and lyrical vision another step on, the band has delivered the worldís first cinematic metal triple pack consisting of CD / Comic Book and Ďmaking of DVDí which portrays the bands latest concept:
In a dark and foggy day in September, three shots are heard in the deep dark woods of ďThe Mother Of PresidentsĒ state of Virginia. Adam Evangelista, a 53 year old top assassin whose ice cold walls have now been worn down by his continuing growing guilt, searches for an answer to it all. Acknowledging that he canít continue without finding a way to ease his mind, he seeks refuge at the townís church where Adam meets the now retired head priest Father Cavallero Di Mori, coincidently visiting his old church and parish. Adam tries to get into the depths of his own disturbed but genius mind. Describing his life and assassinations for his new friend Father Cavallero during sessions of confessions, both men reveal deep secrets unknown to the outside world - dark secrets they are both ashamed of. Adamís sins and stories stretch from Sweden, Ireland, Italy, France, to the former USSR , Mexico and the USA. Taking orders from the well known secret society ĎThe Illuminatií, Adamís ďmarksĒ are some of the most important people in our time. But there is a catch; only seven days to poor his heart out before his very last job and time is running out.
Twelve Murders in Seven days. So little timeÖ So much to tellÖ
ďA Gentlemanís HurricaneĒ is a musically and lyrically rich affair offering a quality of storytelling not heard on a concept album since Queensrˇcheís 1988 classic ďOperation: MindcrimeĒ. ďA Gentlemanís HurricaneĒ showcases delicious vocal melodies over rich infectious musical hooks which will appeal to fans from all corners of the rock/metal market. Each track makes an equally strong statement as a single entity as when heard in context of the story.
The Swedish power trio of Andreas Novak (vocals), Johan Niemann (bass, guitars) and Daniel Flores (drums, keyboards, executive producer) have delivered a truly dazzling album that is set to beat the lavish critical acclaimed garnered by ďWalking On H2OĒ. ďA Gentlemanís HurricaneĒ album artwork and comic book have been produced by leading graphic artist Mattias Norťn visualising the concept and music written by Daniel Flores adding further flair and depth to the story.