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RA

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.74 | 154 ratings

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Rushlover13
4 stars I really like this album. It's not quite as poppy as Metromania, the last album that the band did, but it's got a little more progressive elements to it. Just look at the name, Ra, the sun god of Egyptian history. Of course, the music is much more progressive too, it's alot better than the previous few albums that they did, and holds to be an 80s favorite.

"Voyager of the Future Race" is the progiest of the songs, and a great favorite of mine. I do not like the drumming too much on this one, but the music overall is very good. I love the intro, atmospheric how the ladies sing. The guitar, once it really gets into it, is very good, nice soloing by Frank throughout. The keyboard playing is alright on this track, though not my favorite track for keyboards. The vocals and lyrics are excellent, some of the best I have ever heard Frank sing. "Sensations" I don't like too much, returning back to that poppy early 80s sound that they had before, and the drumming is annoying. The vocals are pretty good throughout, and the keyboards are really nice. Atmsopheric sound the way the guitar sounds, distorted. "Dreams" is a spacier track, nice guitar intro by the way. It's acoustic, I'm pretty sure. It's a really atmospheric sound in the beginning. It does get pretty heavy, with great basslines and some better drumming. The vocals are not my favorite, but I really like the lyrics and how they make me think alot. "Invasion of a Megaforce" is a great song, with a heavy one-noted keyboard intro. It does build up into a much more thoughtful song, with better keyboards and atomspheric drumming. The drumming is fairly good on this track, and so is the bass and guitar, the bassline particularly being really nice in the rhythm section. "Rainbow" is very spacey sounding to me, and holds to be another one of my favorites. The synthesizer and guitar work on this song blows my mind, really. I'm not too fond of the lyrics, but the vocals are nice and are very emotional. The harmonies are fairly good, going with the song very well vocally. The guitar throughout is really soft. "Hero" is an okay, but a little too poppy, closer. Nice beats and everything, but it's too poppy, but I can understand that because of the time period that they were in. The guitar solo in the intro is excellent. The lyrics are only subpar for the course, but not too bad for being the worst of the album.

Though not the best Eloy album ever, it's one of my favorites. It shows what will happen in the future, and by the way, great things will happen in the future for Eloy. I have to give this album a 4 star because the musicianship on it is very good, and it's much more progressive sounding than some other of the albums in the 80s.

Rushlover13 | 4/5 |

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