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Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.84 | 216 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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2 stars "you will fall before you know - hey watch where you go"

Eloy's eleventh studio album to date is the first display of decadence. Sooner or later it happened to any respectable prog band. The positive remark for Eloy is the highest level of quality of their works for such a long time, at least until the (science-fiction/fantasy) double concept album Planets and Time to Turn (1981/1982). Only a year later, magic has sadly disappeared. No concept, no fantastic idea behind. The sound now evolves into a more plastic product of the eighties with only some sparkling hard rock flavour. In fact some of the tracks are still good and appreciable. That's the case of the opener "In Disguise" with its catching fast tempo and electric rythmic guitar.

"Shadow and Light" is the most prog one, with excellent bass guitars and drums building an interesting changing tempo. It seems to be a reject from the previous album Time to Turn.

From "Mirador" on the quality standard decays inexorably. Well, it is not bad music. At least keyboards try to repeat the job. The fact is that it's more like a tired band, with no particular merit and approaching dangerously the commercial side of rock (plus a new wave thin tendency). The classic Eloy's mordant it's definitely gone.

What a regret.

What a regret.


Andrea Cortese | 2/5 |


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