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2.60 | 18 ratings

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Dan Bobrowski
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3 stars Another Parmenter in the prog field. Ryan, cousin of Discipline's Matthew Parmenter, strikes out with his own band Eyestrings. Uber-Bassist Mathew Kennedy joins Ryan and strengthens the ties to Discipline. Ryan has some vocal similarities to cousin Matthew, but has his own distinct timbre. Peter Gabriel is the main influence vocally, with many different voices and inflections. I was sometimes reminded of Echolyn's Ray Weston. Genesis provides the musical inspiration. Where Discipline is mostly shades of black, Eyestrings uses a more colorful palette. There are some memorable melodies, theatrical productions, strong solos, and interesting lyrics.

This is a grower. It'll take a few listens to get into it. It does plod along in a few places, but they are short lived moments.

I would recommend Eyestrings to (non-purist) fans of Genesis, Echolyn and Discipline.

Dan Bobrowski | 3/5 |


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