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The Crow
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4 stars This was the first Everon's self produced album... And the beginning of the real Everon's trademark sound!

Oliver Phillips and Christian Moos inaugurated their prestigious Spacelab Studio with this record, and they got a really good production. The guitar sound is killer, like the drums... Marvellous work here!

In "Venus" we can appreciate a heavier work that their two previous albums "Paradoxes" and "Flood", but least heavy than their upcoming masterpiece "Fantasma". For that, we can say that this is a transition album... With great songs like the hard rocking Missing The Last Train, Information Overdose, the romatic Real Me, the heart touching What Do We Know and the killer instrumental Meteor. The only track I don't like very much from this album is Util The Day Breaks, a little boring in my opinion.

The lyrics on this album are a little most personal than the two previous, starting to show the sentimental way of writing by Oliver Phillips, something that would become an Everon's trademark in future releases. I feel very touched by lyrics like Real Me...

Best Tracks: Real Me (a very beautiful Everon's typical ballad... And the first one!), Information Overdorse (a little album's classic...), Meteor (great instrumental track, with an outstanding Oliver's playing) and What do we Know (I specially like the verses and the soft guitar layers)

Conclusion: a very recommended album for people who like the 80's progressive/symphonic rock (Asia, Saga, Rush...) but in a heavier way... And the album where Everon achieved a more personal sound, wich was later totally pefectionated in "Fantasma". So although "Venus" is not the best Everon's release, I strongly recommend this album to everyone, because it has enough good moments te be an excellent additon to a prog music collection.

My rating: ****

The Crow | 4/5 |


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