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DAWN

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.08 | 427 ratings

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Eclipse
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5 stars Symphonic, majestic and epic, ELOY's Dawn is the conceptual sequel of Power and the Passion, and a vast improvement on the band's sound. Unlike its companion PatP, Dawn doesn't have mediocre parts, it's all very carefully and creatively done. The space rock found here is the born of ELOY's new style, and the final break of their true hard-rock roots. On Ocean, this style will be much more developed, in a more pretentious (but in a good way) and consistent form, with more atmospheric passages and much fewer "hooks", making the sound harder to grasp but better in terms of being more challenging, and not FLOYDian derivative as "misinformed" or "mislistened" people will try to convince you. On Dawn we have a lot of tracks, if compared to the track lists on other albums, but they actually are parts of 4 epics that surround disc. Each one of them plays an important role on the concept, and they don't sound the same at all. They have their own faces, and i'll try to describe them below.

The first epic consists of four tracks. "Awakening" is the intro, with its rain sounds making it a powerful begining. There's a very catchy melody, as well as a moving guitar playing, leading to "Between the Times", the first rocker here. "Memory Flash" has a great guitar solo. The sisters "...of the Voice" feature a wild female vocal, and close this album's first chapter. From now on, things just

Eclipse | 5/5 |

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