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Eric Gillette


Progressive Metal

3.72 | 12 ratings

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4 stars Eric is known as the guitar player for Neal Morse band, but he is also a great singer and in this album, he shows his talent. He surrounded himself with Haken bass player Connor Green and keyboardist Diego Tejeida. The result is spectacular with this powerful and melodic Progressive Metal in the lines of Dream Theater, Haken, and NMB. The first song takes you in the pure John Petrucci style with the guitar riffs."The Aftermath" delivers a typical keyboard break Haken style and a guitar sound that is not without reference from the powerful style of Threshold. "The Escape" is the gorgeous epic of the album starting slowly to gets heavier and faster after 5 minutes and for the first time, you can almost hear Eric vocals like he sing in NMB. This song has some complex instrumental parts with the symphonic arrangements in the background and the multiple breaks led by Diego Tejeida in a jazzy style. The second part of the album starting with the song "Empty" is in a more relaxing mood but still intense emotionally where Eric shows his great voice. "All I Am" is to me the best of the last semi-ballad tracks of the last three, and how can you resist to a singer that put his heart out like that in a love song. This is not the most original album, but for those like me who enjoys that kind of melodic Progressive Metal, it's a nice addition to your Prog Metal albums alongside with the best ones of that genre.
rdtprog | 4/5 |


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