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Eric Gillette


Progressive Metal

3.72 | 12 ratings

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3 stars Eric Gillete is for sure one of the new talented multi instrumentalist in prog rock/metal world who was taken under the wings of famous Neal Morse in last years. Being part on Neal Morse Band in The grand experiment, where he already showing a great potential in guitar department, and vocal aswell. Under his name he released two albums one in 2013 and second this year 2016 named The great unkown. Well what we have here on this lates album is quite competent, complex prog metal with fine musicianship all around. He gathered around him some top players, the keyboards and drums from Haken fame and the bassis was and is part of Peter Gabriel band. So, The great unkown is a blistering, energic prog metal release who will pleases all fans of the genre, I was hooked from first listen. His playing, on his main instrument guitar is exemplary here, he is playing with an amazing ease, on all pieces. Aswell his voice is fiting perfectly into dis kind of music, I really like his vocal parts here. The first part of the album is the best from here and among the most intresting tunes in prog metal field from this year for sure, pieces like title track with almosta Neal Morse attitude in places but infused with prog metal passages, the lenghty 18 min plus Escape where Gillette truly shines an effectiv and well done combination of Haken/Dream Theater. The second part of the album is only ok, here he slows down little bit the pace and even is quite entertaining, the overall experince for me is only good and nothing groundbreaking like first part of the album. So, in the end even the influences are evident here from Haken, Dream Thater or Neal Morse, Eric Gillette's The great unkown is a true prog metal release who needs to be discovered, worth it from start to finish. Solid musicinship and intresting pieces. 3.5 stars for sure.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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