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3.09 | 51 ratings | 9 reviews | 20% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1995

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Under Skies... (3:02)
2. ...of Blue (5:02)
3. Black River (5:20)
4. Very Own Design (5:42)
5. In All That Time (8:03)
6. Lame Excuses (3:37)
7. In Silent Grace (6:42)
8. Cavemen (6:17)
9. Simple Truth (5:20)
10. Flood (5:43)

Total Time 54:48

Line-up / Musicians

- Oliver Philipps / vocals, keyboards, lead guitar
- Ralf Janssen / guitar
- Schymy / bass
- Christian Moos / drums & percussion

- Stefan "Schwede" Wiesbrock / acoustic guitar (10)
- Clark Kent / soprano saxophone (10)

Releases information

Artwork: Gregory Bridges

CD SI Music ‎- SI3062-2 (1995, Netherlands)
CD Mascot Records ‎- M 7033 2 (1997, Netherlands)

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EVERON Flood ratings distribution

(51 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(24%)
Good, but non-essential (31%)
Collectors/fans only (22%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

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Review by greenback
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars This is neo progressive sophisticated hard rock. There are tons of floating, symphonic, melodic and rythmic keyboards. There is omnipresence of rythmic and melodic piano. The lead vocals are on the high notes: quite good. The electric guitar is absolutely powerful, and the distorted sound is not aggressive. There are also tons of beautiful distortion free patterns (like on RUSH-"Hold Your Fire"), which really give some colour to the ensemble. There many excellent melodic solos. The bass is loud, present, complex and full of bottom. The drums are quite elaborated, with some percussion parts. Globally, the sound is very powerful. I've rarely seen catchy tracks like that! The songs have about the same sound and style, except the last one which is almost New Age with very good saxophone: all of them are very good: they have mellow and faster parts.
Review by lor68
3 stars OK erase an half star at least,because this is simply "pomp rock" with an AOR feeling, despite of being enriched with fine hard rock and powerful guitar solutions (the best example is represented by "Cavemen", probably the most convincing track, which is closer to the spirit of progressive music, in comparison to all the remaining quite tepid compositions, and in a strong manner too!!)...except on the first mini-suite,consisting of two very short movements, where the melodic lines are good, all the other tracks have no feeling in my opinion. The vocals are a bit forced here, and moreover I can not remember any song refrain;nevertheless the arrangement is good and in the vein of the "eighties Rush" or Saga as well, but in some circumstances at the end it's a decent work after all, cause of the splendid cover picture and the powerful execution as well, and I can also forgive them for the lack of fine melodies!!

Good, but not essential!!

Review by The Crow
4 stars This second Everon's release is the best of their first three in my opinion...

Here we can find the most symphonic face of this fantastic group with beautiful orchestra arrangement in songs like Under Skies... and Black River. But songs like ...Of Blue, Cavemen and In All That Time absolutely rocks!!! After the most recent "Flesh", "Flood" is the most Everon's symphonic work ro date.

Remarkable points: the fantastic production by Eroc, the absolutely beautiful artwork by Gregory Bridges and the good variety of the album... The only thing I really miss in this album is the lack of Oliver's guitar solos. There are only a pair of them through the album... And It's a pity, because is one of the things I like most from Everon.

Best tracks: Under Skies... Of Blue (this is a very good introduction to the album's style... Clearly more orchestral than in "Paradoxes"), In All that Time (melancholic, powerful and with great lyrics), Lame Excuses (commercial, but really catchy) and Cavemen (good keyboards for a song with some neo-prog influences)

Conclusion: this album is ovbiously more personal than "Paradoxes", and it was a good progression for the band... Although the lack of guitar solos, the quality of the songs is higher than the previous release, and so are the keyboards arrangements. The lyrics are also more interesting, but nothing in comparision with their most recent efforts... So although "Flood" lacks the mature and deep sound of the band achieved with "Fantasma" and later albums, I think this album deserves 4 solid stars!

My rating: ****

Review by Melomaniac
3 stars This second album by Everon picks up where Paradoxes left off. Few things have changed (actually hardly anything has changed!), except that this album has more of a neo prog feeling to it than it's predecessor, and even though they still play that sophisticated music, I find this album less inspired than their debut. I still have a hard time telling songs from one another, except for the excellent first two songs (actually one song divided in two parts), "Under Skies... of Blue", a multi layered keyboard song with an anthemic feel to it, 'Very Own Design', which is reminiscent of the first song on Paradoxes (and also reminiscent of Detroit proggers Tiles), fast-paced, hard rocking and catchy, "Cavemen" and album closer "Flood", a very atmospheric number that virtually takes you under water (complete with submarine sonar noise and aquatic feel) including a surprisingly fitting sax solo courtesy of Clark Kent (not the one from Smallville, or Krypton for that matter).

The musicianship has increased in quality, but I think the songwriting is a little bit less interesting this time around. The songs have good arrangments, but some parts sound a bit too mechanical, a bit static. Oliver Philips gained a bit more confidence on vocals but has yet (at that point) to create catchy vocal melodies such as the ones found on 'Bridge'.

So a good album, by no means bad, but not essential. The best is yet to come.

Review by progrules
3 stars This is actually my first purchase of all Everon releases and it took a while before I decided to buy the others as well. And that's because I'm not a straightforward Everonfan but I do like their music, I think it's more than bearable: it's good/very good. And that goes for all their releases, there are just minor differences between them. The advantage of that is: you know what you get, downside of course is: little surprise so if you like to be startled don't bother with Everon.

Flood is an album that goes in a wave-like motion where the different tracks are concerned. I mean it starts with two tracks that are related (Under skies.. ...of blue) and are actually the highlight to me. Especially the second part is excellent and particularly the last minute. Then follow two moderate tracks which get you somewhat disappointed. Next is the almost epical (for Everon standards) In all that time, another really great effort. Tracks 6 and 7 are a lot less once again before we get to number 8 and 9 to become pleasantly treated again. Last track, the title track, is almost an anti-climax to me. So that is the fluctuation I was talking about. Not really a consistent album you might say but in average somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. I will round it down because there's only one minute of excellence to me.

Review by b_olariu
3 stars Second release of this great german band - Flood from 1995. Everon playes quite an complicated neo prog much more up beat and with more vein than many others bands from this genre, and most important they have much more diverse music than other neo bands, with nice keys passages and a super voice from Oliver Philips. In all their releases, there are just minor differences between them, so i can't say witch is their best album, all have the same level. So this one is a good but non essential album, 3 stars. The best tracks are the first 2 in 1 pieces Under Skies ... ...of Blue, the longest In All That Time and Caveman. Who enjoy bands like Twin Age, Jadis, Collage, etc and even Enchant will like this band, sometimes they have much more power than many neo prog bands considered big. 3 stars
Review by UMUR
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars Flood is the second full-length studio album from German progressive rock act Everon. Everonīs debut album Paradoxes (1993) was a good album in many respects but I had a hard time with the strong German accent on the vocals. Therefore it is not an album I listen to very often. Some things have improved on Flood but the flaws are unfortunately as evident as they were on the debut.

The music has elements of both neo-progressive and borderline (soft) progressive metal/ AOR/ hard rock. The music sometimes remind me of Rush on the Hold Your Fire album, but without reaching the same high quality of songwriting as the masters. But people who like that kind of music should try out this album. There are many enjoyable parts on Flood for me, but as it were on Paradoxes (1993) Iīm having a hard time with the strongly accented German vocals from Oliver Philips. Itīs such a shame because thereīs nothing wrong with his skills or his voice. Maybe itīs just me but if you can overlook this annoying element, this is actually pretty good music.

The musicianship is excellent. The band is very well playing and the compositions are strong even though they do lack a bit of memorable moments or hooks IMO.

The production is excellent. Clean, crystal clear modern production.

Because of the above mentioned flaws with the vocals Iīm gonna give an album that I would normally have rated with a 3 star rating 2 stars. I simply canīt ignore that accent and it annoys me. I feel bad about it though.

Latest members reviews

1 stars This is the kind of recordings that really bother me!!! I consider myself a heart neo-prog fan, I love early Marillion, Satellite, Pendragon, IQ, and Magenta. Neo-Prog is one of my all-times favourite styles due to its emotive nuances, introspective lyrics and fine compositions. This is ... (read more)

Report this review (#115204) | Posted by razifa | Thursday, March 15, 2007 | Review Permanlink

3 stars 'Flood', released in 1995, is the successor to Everon's debut 'Paradoxes', and although the sound is very similar to its predecessor, it is pleasing to see a gradual evolution and maturity in the song writing and composition of the material. Although in 'Paradoxes' and 'Marching Out', the deb ... (read more)

Report this review (#61957) | Posted by Jared | Tuesday, December 27, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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