After a debut album under the name
Eye to Eye this French act has changed singer and bass
player and refreshed its name into Eye 2 Eye. With this new
formation and name, they have just released their sophomore album called
Well, changing some band members and the name does not meant a change in sounding or style, as this new album keeps the band in the path that they started walking in 2006: an emotional and worked neo-progressive that will remind you of such bands as IQ, early Pendragon, Collage, Jadis, Satellite, Shakary and sometimes Marillion.
The sound of the band is punctuated by tremendously
emotional vocalizations, melodic and thoughtful guitar solos, so much in line
with the embraced style, and quite some bombastic keyboards that can really add
something to the tracks. The rhythmic section is sober and qualified, while not
standing out but serving as a good tapestry for the keys, guitars and vocals to
This band has clearly evolved since the release of One in every crowd, showing a lot of potential to continue in the upwards path of quality neo-prog. And while this is still not a brilliant album for the style, it is a very interesting one, with a handful of creative sequences and winning tracks. A release that will easily satisfy the die-hard neo-progressive and melodic prog fans.