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OCEAN

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.23 | 692 ratings

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Rushlover13
5 stars Another one in the perfect albums of 1976-1982, and this one is ranked as one of the top by critics and by fans. The sound quality, especially for the time, is excellent for this album, the mix is definatly really good. It really feels like you are in an ocean at times, swiming through a sea of music, in the lake of sound. Frank's vocals have gotten better within these few albums he has been singing, showing more emotional power, and adding dynamics. The lyrics on this album are to die for.

"Poseidon's Creation" is an excellent opener, with a scary sounding guitar opener, there is just no turning back from this. After a few seconds in, the song starts to open a sea of musical freedom and beauty. Drenched with excellent organs, basslines, and synthesizers, not to mention some of the best space-rock drumming that you can find in any space filled album, there is no going back. The lyrics are something to pay attention, though the vocals aren't as catchy as later in the album, the lyrics really speak. "Incarnation of Logo's" takes a while to get into the song fully, but starts with excellent vocals and mystifying lyrics with some great synthesizer sounds. The drum holds down the slow and mystical beat, it's a very scary, dark, sinister sound that you get from this song. The vocals are excellent enough, as with the other instruments being in top form, as always. "Decay of Logo's" starts with a gothic sounding bass guitar riff, which is followed by some interesting synthesizer riff. It's the shortest song, and the weakest, but still another excellent track. It's got a very beautiful feeling to it, but it just dosen't hit home like the next track would. "Atlantis' Agony at June 5th-8498, 13 P.M. Gregorian Earthtime" is amazing. It's a beast of a song, you have to listen to the whole song to appreciate it, you just can't listen to the intro or the ending, the whole thing. The spoken intro is honestly scary to me, the words and the way he says it so low just makes you feel scared. The whole track is a freaky roller coaster that you honestly really never want to get off. This song makes Eloy what they are today.

My conclusion, of course, is that this is a progressive rock achievement, though underground to America, in Germany, it was all the craze, and still is. This album has some of the best instrumental passages and some of the best vocals by Frank. This album is in need of a 5 star rating, and that is what it's getting.

Rushlover13 | 5/5 |

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