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AFTER ALL...

Eye 2 Eye

 

Neo-Prog

3.42 | 55 ratings

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TenYearsAfter
3 stars This French formation is rooted in 2006, in the same year they released their debut CD entitled One In Every Crowd under the name Eye To Eye. But because of an American band from the Eighties with the same name they changed their name into Eye 2 Eye. In 2009 Eye 2 Eye has released a new album (by French progrock label Musea) with a different singer and bass player.

The 8 compositions (most between 8 and 15 minutes) are simply structured but the arrangements are very well done featuring a huge tension in almost every track: from dreamy with pleasant English vocals and tender piano or intense violin to bombastic with majestic violin ' and choir-Mellotron samples and excellent, very moving guitar work (lots of sensitive, howling and fiery solos with hints of David Gilmour and Steve Rothery). The often compelling atmospheres strongly remind me of early Marillion (especially the epics) but also Pendragon and Clepsydra. The two final epic compositions (between 13 and 15 minutes) Hovering and the titletrack are the most alternating and elaborate, this is the band at its full splendor with lots of flowing shifting moods, good musical ideas and strong work on guitar, keyboards (great Mellotron sound) and a nice colouring with piano and violin, topped by emotional vocals.

I am sure the neo-progheads will be very pleased with this Eye 2 Eye album.

My rating: 3,5 star.

TenYearsAfter | 3/5 |

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