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FLESH

Everon

 

Heavy Prog

3.47 | 34 ratings

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The Crow
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4 stars This album is the other side of Bridge. They were recorded at the same time, but they are different...

And Still it Bleeds: opens the album in a great way, with a beautiful cello melody. Is a strong piece, with a great nostalgic lyrics. It's in the same style of other Everon's songs like Men of Rust or Ghosts, but with a more gloomy and dark feeling... The bridge of the songs is great, with stunning drums and a very good guitar solo. Awesome tune.

Already Dead: absolutely beautiful song. Here we can hear for the first time a female vocal contribution in an Everon's song, Judith Stüber. She has a beautiful voice, and the duets with Oliver Phillips are just great. This song has the best choir of the album, in my opinion. There's is a special song, different of the kind of songs we can wait from Everon, more poppy, but it's still absolutely great. "If I still had a heart to give, I will surely give it to you..."

Pictures of You: this is my favourite track of the album. Is a song that follows the way of other Everon's tracks like If you Were Still Mine or Harbour, with a little of AOR feeling. Like usual, the bridge all the some is also great. The guitar work of Oliver in this track is made with an incredible good taste, and the lyrics are just heart touching...

Flesh: the longer Everon's song, and one of their best. This is a 14 minutes tour de force, of rythm changes, marvellous solos, orchestral arragement, stunning guitar tunes and riffing, awesome piano and keyboards... In a similar style of the Fantasma suite from "Fantasma", bit without different tracks. Definitely, a song that every prog lover should hear. ¡And it has the best ending I have heard in my whole life!

Missing From The Chain: this is a very beautiful song with the leading of Oliver's voice. We can only hear some orchestral arrangements and a little piano support. And another stunning lyrics by Oliver... It follows the way of the song Travelling Shoes in "Bridge".

The River: the second song with Judith Stüber on vocals. And another awesome track... The piano introduction is very good, and the alternance of the Oliver and Judith's voices is very well made. Oliver make one of his best singing of the album here, and another beautiful lyrics...

Half as Bad: the happier song of the album, with a very positive feeling and funny lyrics. Schimy makes a very good bass work here. "You're not the girl of my dreams, though I may dream of you..."

Back in Sight: a melancholic track, with an slow and decadent rythm, very indicated for closing this album. Oliver's offers us another personal lyrics, and a fine work of guitar layers. In the style of other Everon's tracks like Until the Day Breaks or Not This Time, but maybe not as gothic.

Conclusion: another outstanding Everon's release, after the also great "Fantasma" and their incredible "Bridge". This album is Everon's most orchestral and softer one, but this is something that makes it different and very special inside the Everon's discography. Strongly recommended for everyone.

My rating: ****1/2

The Crow | 4/5 |

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