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DESTINATION

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.60 | 133 ratings

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Rushlover13
4 stars Another acceptable Eloy album, though a bit better than the previous. It might not be as proggy in the concept of the album, but I think that the lyrics are much more well thought out, as well as the music overall sounding much better and the drums not sounding as electronic and stiff as we are so used to now. The worst of the 90s Eloy, but still it's a great album.

"Call of the Wind" has a very intresesting intro that draws you in with beautiful flute throughout the song. The intro is very atmospheric, as with most of this song. The lyrics are really good on this one too, odd and different, because Eloy dosen't talk too much about nature except for recently, but it's a good song. The vocals are nice, and so are the guitar solo's. The vocal harmonies are really nice on this song too. "Racing Shadows" reminds me a bit of Roll the Bones album by Rush because of the odd guitar chord sound, it sounds alot like what Alex Lifeson would do in that situation. It has an interesting beat, full and dynamic drums and odd sounding vocals. When Franky sings louder these days, he sounds a bit different, but his voice has graced through the ages. The bassline is really good here, you can faintly hear it, but it sounds pretty good. Lyrics are pretty good on this one. "Destination" is one of the longest and poppiest of the tracks, to me. The intro is slightly annoying with the electronic sounding drum beat (I thought that we were rid of that crap! I guess not....) but the lyrics are a standout to me for some reason, as with the femal vocals in the background at times. "Prisoner in Mind" is a good track, fully loaded with a bit of a power ballad structure for a song. It's got some nice distorted riffs, and some acoustic thrown into the mix. The drums are fairly nice on this track, not as electronic sounding as the last. The vocals remind me alot of Geddy Lee, just because of the emotion, now it sounds a bit like the Presto album, but it still has the German accent that makes me know that it's an Eloy song. "Silent Revelution" is the longest and has a fairly spacey intro to it. It has some nice keyboards that make it seem safe to enter the song. Harmonized is what I would call it. After that it turns into a fast heavy metal track, heavy use of double bass pedal on the drums and extreme distortion to the guitars, and the bass holds down the bottom end well. The lyrics go back to the first album a little bit, but a little spacier to me, and a bit better. The keyboards are really nice on this track. "Fire and Ice" lays down the beat with some nice drumming in the short intro, and a good rhythm section overall with a hypnotic bassline. The vocals are very nice, as the guitar sounding very nice, not as distorted or as heavy as the last few tracks. The lyrics are okay, but not great. "Eclipse of Mankind" is where it is at. It's got some good guitars and some nice drumming, this is a standout to me at least. The lyrics are definatly excellent, my favorite from the album because of the emotion that Frank really puts into it. "Jeanne D'arc" is a darker track, with some nice flute like keyboard effects as it sound here, but still a nice touch the dark guitar sounds that are coming to your ears. The lyrics are very nice and Frank sings with some nice passion in his voice.

A good album overall, not the best in the Eloy section of music, but not the worst definatly. I would have to give it a solid 4 stars, but close to a 5 star.

Rushlover13 | 4/5 |

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