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FANTASMA

Everon

 

Heavy Prog

3.88 | 67 ratings

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The Crow
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5 stars This fourth Everon's album, it's also their first outstanding MASTERPIECE in my opinion...

The three years between Venus (1997) and Fantasma (2000) were hard years for Oliver Phillips, the Everon's mastermind, who suffered the death of a dear friend and the end of a long relationship with a girl... And this dark feelings are in this work, with a marvellous and sentimental lyrics that showed these sentiments of lost and pain, but love and hope too... Oliver showed in this album that he is a very very talented writer...

In this record there is an obvious contrast between melancholic and gloomy songs (Men Of Rust, A Day By The Sea, Ghosts...) and more happy and positive others (Perfect Remedy, the great instrumental Battle of Words, May You...), something that makes this album very variatied and funny to listen. The only thing really homogeneus in this album is the great quality of all the tracks!!!

And the Oliver and Christian Moos's production it's simply awesome, this record has one of the best sound works I've heard in my life (along with the Everon's later releases "Bridge" and "Flesh"...) The drums's sound it's simply incredible, as the guitar's one (both acoustic and electric...) The piano and keyboards sound it's also very well and with a very modern feeling. The Schymy's bass lines are awesome, like in A Day By The Sea... Perfect sound!!! But it's very understandable, because Oliver and Christian are very reputed producers in Europe with their Spacelab Studio, where this album was recorded, while the mastering was made by Grobschnitt's Eroc... A wonderful team, of course!!!

Best songs:ALL, REALLY!!!

A must album and band for every good music's lover...

The Crow | 5/5 |

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