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Eclipse Sol-Air


Crossover Prog

4.05 | 28 ratings

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King Manuel
4 stars This CD by a German band with French roots was given to me as a present by my brother who said it is one of the best releases he stumbled across in 2011. Yes, and I share his opinion, despite often not having the same musical tastes like him.

What Eclipse Sol-Air delvers musically can already be partially deducted from the cover, a mixture of diverse musical styles: the listener is taken on a journey through Symphonic Prog mixed with Metal, Folk, Neo-Prog, Pop, Classical and Medieval elements. Vocals in English German, French, and other languages. The vocals are delivered by male and female vocalists. Through this musical roller coaster ride highly talented musicianship shines through.

It is difficult to say which track is the best; there is actually not any weak track. The two long tracks "waiting for You" and "Benedictus" are my favourites.

And for those who like comparisons: What comes to my mind is Orphaned Land and Haggard; however this is just a very vague comparison. Somehow Eclipse Sol-Air go much further than those bands . . . and they excite me much more. I will give 4and half stars.

King Manuel | 4/5 |


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