Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog, Mainstream/AOR | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 166 / 12-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6.5/10 | Label: Progressive Promotion | Autor: AS

Eyesberg already existed over 30 years ago, at the end of the seventies/beginning of the eighties, when Prog first manoeuvred himself into insignificance by flirting with the AOR. The new edition of Eyesberg sounds quite like the bands of that time. This is no wonder, because "Blue" is the debut of Eyesberg and contains - even if revised - material from their founding period. The singing of the Englishman Malcolm Shuttleworth, who can sound like Peter Gabriel and gives the Teutonic influenced prog international flair, is positive. If things get proggig, Eyesberg can't move mountains, but he can at least like them (e.g. with the longest piece "Feed Yourself" with eight minutes or the "Epitaph" reminiscent of Jethro Tull). But why it gets too poppy again and again ("Child's Play", "Inquisitive", "Porcelain"), you can't understand with the quite audible potential of the band. The negative peak in this respect is the much too greasy e-piano/flute ballad "Winter's Gone". But maybe you had to say goodbye to the past with this release in order to be able to start all over again. You'll see.

Top Track: Epitaph

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