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PARADOXES

Everon

 

Heavy Prog

2.93 | 25 ratings

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UMUR
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2 stars Paradoxes is the debut studio album from german prog rock band Everon. I emphasised that they are a German band for a reason which Iīll get back to later.

The music that Everon plays is a mix of neo prog and soft progressive heavy metal. I think there are many great moments on this album when it comes to the compositions and equally when it comes to the playing which is above average for conventional neo prog bands. The songs are a bit too similar in dynamics though.

The worst problem here is the vocals from Oliver Philips though. As such he has a good voice but his german accent is terrible and totally ruins my experience. I canīt look past it even though I try hard. Itīs not that I normally canīt accept accented singing. It can actually be quite charming sometimes. Listen to a band like Nosound where it works wonderful even though the singing is strongly accented. On Paradoxes it sounds horrible though.

The musicianship is as mentioned excellent and Iīm especially happy about the drumming from Christian Moos.

The production is really good. Crystal clear and grand.

The cover artwork suits the music well.

I hate to be negative when the music is as promising as it is on Paradoxes but there are simply too much of my listening pleasure which is dependent on the vocals. Had the vocals not been so heavily accented I would have rated this album 3 stars, but with the heavy accent ( which reminds me of II world war movies where american and english actors are instructed to speak with a german accent) I canīt give this more than a 2 star rating. Iīll probably receive hate mail for this review but this is my subjective opinion.

UMUR | 2/5 |

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