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After All...

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Eye 2 Eye

Release Year: 2009

Date Label Catalog # Comments
2009 Musea FGBG 4801
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 3/26/2009 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 3/9/2017 6:59:00 AM by: DBSilver
  1. Overture (2:29)
  2. Tears of a Clown (8:10)
  3. Cold and Happy (8:49)
  4. Wasted (6:41)
  5. A celebration (15:22)
  6. Pouring Rain (6:27)
  7. Hovering (13:06)
  8. After All... (14:20)
Jacques Daly
Aymeric Delteil
Didier Pègues
Philippe Bénabès
Amirouche Ali Benali

Reviewed by Nuno on 10 Aug 2009

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 After all….

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 fly higher.

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.