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INSIDE

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.79 | 475 ratings

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Uruk_hai
4 stars Review #202

What a drastic change in the musical style of Eloy this album was, this is where the Eloy I know and love started. "Inside" was the first attempt of Eloy to enter the fields of Progressive Rock (I say attempt assuming it was completely intentional), the mainly hard bluesy rock they played in the first album evolved to a much more spacey one with excellent keyboards, precise drums and not filled with very speed and overwhelming guitar. The opening track is the 17-minute epic "Land of no body", which has excellent instrumental sections through which Eloy explored the fields of progressive rhythm changes, the main plate on this piece is Manfred Wieczorke's keyboard, sometimes very in a Richard Wright way and sometimes even in a Keith Emerson way.

The short tracks on the B-side are also in the vein of the opening track, the Pink Floyd influence is undeniable but that is what I love about music: no matter how much influence you take from another band, it's not a copy when the ideas bring so much of original content. The rhythmic patterns in "Inside" are exquisite, the guitar solos are very energic while "Future city" is a much slower piece with the presence of acoustic guitar (occasionally) and even a little dark atmosphere. The closing track "Up and down" has a very slow and relaxed rhythm, very hypnotic in some moments with the nice touch of the choral voices, marching music, and the end with the moving sound that goes from one side of the music speaker to the other.

SONG RATING: Land of no body, 5 Inside, 4 Future city, 3 Up and down, 5

AVERAGE: 4.25

PERCENTAGE: 85

ALBUM RATING: 4 stars

Uruk_hai | 4/5 |

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