WINDS’ 2002 “Reflection Of The I” created quite a stir upon its release, a rumors quickly circulated claiming that WINDS’ debut was to act as their swansong as well. Thankfully, The End Records laid these rumors to rest by announcing that WINDS were in the midst of recording the second album.
Fans of the band should already know what to expect, not much has changed from one album to the other except for, perhaps, an increase in the level of song writing, as well as the overall maturity of the album. Another advantage that this disc has over the previous is that singer Lars Eric Si experiments, even if it’s just a touch, with his vocal approach on this album.
If you missed the hype surrounding WINDS the first time around, the music presented is a mix of Progressive Metal and Classical, but more subdued than say, THERION. While not a difficult listen in the sense that most Metalheads usually think of, as in overly aggressive, some might find WINDS’ philosophically charged take on Metal a little confusing. Repeated listens, however, will prove rewarding. (Online May 6, 2004)