formed in 1991when vocalist Terence Holler and guitar player/songwriter
Eugene Simone and drummer Adriano Dal Canto established Eldritch
from the remainders of their former band ZEUS - and the history
of this Italian Progressive Metal band began.
Music Products has decided to re-release the innovative 1997 release
"Headquake" remastered with
4 bonus tracks. "Headquake" is the album, which ELDRITCH
succeeded with in terms of international break-through, and
is in my humble opinion a tad better than their debut “Seeds of
Rage” from 1995.
had the same problem with "Headquake" as I had with their
debut album, namely that this album
needs about 6-7 spins in my CD-player to grow. Eventually this album
began to open up to me… and now I think it’s an acceptable release.
get 15 tracks of pure Progressive Metal… mid tempo… up tempo…
intricate guitar and keyboard
interplay but they don't lose the fans interest by being too complicated
to be show offs.
favourite tracks are “Ghoulish Gift”, “Salome’s Dance”, “Erase”,
and “Clockwork Bed”. In
my opinion, songs like that can compete with the best Progressive Metal
bands out there.
have a few songs that are not above average and at times some of the
songs can be quite
bewildering and to those without a touch of patience maybe just a bit to
album could be a must for Eldritch
fans… the rest of you should properly take a listen before
tracks: See above.