Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 157 / 2-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Neoprog | Autor: AS
There must have changed with the British Neoproggern however personally some, one thinks itself already with the hardrockig metallic Opener Red River . And right: With guitarist and songwriter Simon Rogers there is only one original member left; singer Rich Harding, who has been mixing with the band since the last album, seems to have settled in and now delivers more (hard)rock elements with his voice, which is reminiscent of Fish but expresses itself much more distinctively; Howard Sinclair has inherited Ian Hodson, who retired for personal reasons, on the keys; and ex-Tr3nity man Graham Lane now serves the bass. From the explosive "Red River" (with its nevertheless spherical end) over the driving "Distortion Field", the power track "A Lonely Idea" up to the epic "Extend And Embrace" So Eden offer some good food, which reminds again and again of Marillions "Script For A Jester's Tear". Still, the whole thing doesn't really want to ignite. Maybe it's the overall sound that has too little of its own. The band only convinces me in their - far too rare - quiet passages. And therefore also with the pensive, the early Genesis reminiscent..
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