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THIRD EYE LIGHT

Eris Pluvia

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.55 | 58 ratings

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TheGazzardian
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3 stars This is an enjoyable concept album with a convoluted tale ... I'm not 100% certain that I get it, Third Eye Light is the name of an art exhibit by the protagonists friend Peggy - or it's the name of a power that they have the allows them to see all the suffering of the human race, or give them advanced sight at the cost of those around them - or that part was all a dream ? - the art exhibit seems to feature pieces that remind the protagonist strongly of their own life - and in the end there is a mirror and the person inside the mirror is Peggy. Has Peggy lost herself? Is Peggy even a separate person?

So it takes a while to puzzle your way through the concept, but luckily the music that you do so along to is quite pleasant in fact, often romantic but with a definite rock edge to it. The singing is okay, heavily accented but understandable English. The flavor of the music involves lots of organic-sounding instruments, and even when the guitars are electric, they aren't particularly heavy. Admittedly this is your typical rock-band with keys lineup but the use of keys is very tasteful. Several of the tracks are instrumental, which truthfully I am okay with because the vocals, whether or female or male, weren't remarkable.

No track on the album is dull or boring, but it's very rare that they reach any exciting climax either, which is a bit of shame for an album based on such a convoluted and almost shocking concept. Still, the music is melodic if not always memorable. Fellow of Trip is one of the better tracks on the album, really great feeling in this one, and it also features the heaviest guitars on the disc.

An enjoyable listen, especially to fans of more organic-oriented symphonic music or RPI, and albums with stories that you get to puzzle over.

TheGazzardian | 3/5 |

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