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Eloy - The Tides Return Forever CD (album) cover




Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.51 | 242 ratings

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4 stars This is another great album by Eloy. It's a lot different from my old favourites, like Ocean and Dawn, but it really does sound beauitful. Though most of the songs are progressive mainly in the way they are played, rather than their composition. Most of the songs are composed in the basic way, and they don't have extended jams and all that stuff. But the sound in those songs are nevertheless impressive and original.

I find myself coming back to this album many a time when I feel like an Eloy that is less obscure but more accessible. I use this album to introduce a lot of my friends to Eloy as well.

The Day of Crimson skies begins very a good hook in my opinion. And all the songs are rich in melodic synthesizers and stuff that make it a real good effort. My favourite song by far is the Company of Angels... the finale to the album. It is the best song on the album, and is in the style that would later be used in Ocean 2. It's a very symphonic prog pieces, featuring a chorus of angelic voices, and the subject matter is very interesting.

Overall, this album is a great album, although it definitely does not measure up to the old classics like Ocean. But with Company of Angels, it did take a step towards the right direction, and I do believe Ocean 2 is right up there with the original Ocean. Nevertheless, this album is a fun album to listen to.

HammerOfPink | 4/5 |


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