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Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.73 | 313 ratings

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Rushlover13
3 stars This is a good Eloy album. After their first album (nothing really related to progressive rock in that album, or even space rock, its more of a political album, which was soon taken out because of a lineup changes) they changed alot. They stopped singing about socialism and capitalism, and they started to make longer pieces that they really didn't attempt on their first album. This is also the first album to feature Frank on the vocals, he was on the first album, and he is the only consistant member of the band, and he does get better, but he lacks emotion in his vocals on this album. It just sounds kind of flat when you listen to the whole album, but the music is excellent for the whole album really.

"Land of Nobody" screams space when you listen. It sounds alot like Pink Floyd (which I don't care for, though they are not terrible) but you can tell it's Eloy because of the vocals. It is also the largest song in their Discography, clocking in at a little over 17 minutes, and sounds more like a large jam of the instruments than an organized epic of prog, but its very good. This is the first sign of evolution in Eloy, and it gives some signs of what with heppen in future album, and what it will sound like. The hammond organs are amazingly played on this song, and definatly the highlight of the album, particularly this song. "Inside" is good, starts with a cowbell or triangle (correct me if I am wrong) and when it gets into the song, the keyboards start to play. Frank is playing an acoustic for this track. The bass guitar is excellent for this track, definatly got the tone right for this song. Frank sings with passion on this song. "Future City" is definatly my least favorite of the album. It starts with acoustic country-ditty, and it just goes downhill from here. It's too long for my to enjoy fully and its just too boring for me. "Up and Down" starts fairly slow and is an okay song. Its pretty space rock-ish, and much closer to their other future albums than any of the other short tracks, but the vocals bring it down a little bit, even though you can tell that Frank is definatly trying his best, its not enough to make me enjoy the vocals.

This is a good album, though not good enough to get a four star or even a five star rating because Frank's vocals for this album are definatly subpar. Its a very good start to a Space Rock/Kaurtrock/Progressive Rock career, which they will achieve in the short future.

Rushlover13 | 3/5 |

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