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2.94 | 30 ratings | 3 reviews | 7% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Prime Substance (7:56)
2. Wizard (6:14)
3. Farewell Chant (4:57)
4. Radio Sahara (5:43)
5. Mercury & Sulfurus (7:32)
6. Dove sci (6:32)
7. Levati in volo (4:21)
8. Alle prime luci del mattino (5:36)

Total Time: 48:41

Line-up / Musicians

- Alessio Guerrioero / vocals, guitars & bass
- Andrea Picciau / keyboards & piano
- Roberto Diomedi / drums & percussion

Releases information

Mellow Records MMP 441

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YLECLIPSE Prime Substance ratings distribution

(30 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(7%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(37%)
Good, but non-essential (30%)
Collectors/fans only (23%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

YLECLIPSE Prime Substance reviews

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Review by ZowieZiggy
2 stars This Italian band proposes a very much "Genesis" oriented music. This feeling is more obvious when lyrics are sung in English like during the good opening song "Prime Substance".

The music that you can find on this album is at times very melodic (thanks to brilliant guitar work) but can as well be average at the same time "thanks" to the vocals. It is my appreciation of "Wizard".

The more I listen to this album, the less Italian flavour I can feel about it (but the band has been moved from RPI into the neo-prog category by now): the remake of "Mercury & Sulfurus" is quite clear about this. Sub par neo-prog in all its splendour. Don't get me wrong: I like neo-prog but not the basic and tricky one like here.

Even when vocals are sung in Italian, the emotion is not really present: average at best. And instrumentation offers too little passion as far as I'm concerned. Very few very good songs are featured on this album. Just short great guitar breaks and some good synths ones. But the whole sounds pretty boring after all.

This album is a weak succession of average to weak tracks ("Levati In Volo") which can only end up on a two stars rating.

Latest members reviews

3 stars As if according to the band's name, which is somewhat the derivative of English and Italian senses of eclipse, one half of the songs on the album are with lyrics in English (1, 2, 3, & 5), and another with those in Italian (4, 6, 7, & 8). And while the very melodious Italian language suitably ... (read more)

Report this review (#35750) | Posted by | Wednesday, June 8, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars 4th June 2004: Prime Substance - is the 2nd release from the Italian band Yleclipse. Symphonic prog rock, a little pinch of prog metal with a dash of delicate folk ballads with some celtic thrown in here and there,l ike on the songs"Dove Sei" with some great vocals and "Farewell Chant" which ... (read more)

Report this review (#17825) | Posted by | Thursday, June 17, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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