A World Full of Grey
Style: Progressive Power Metal
Release date: June 25th 2007

Never change a winning formula! And just like it was the case with their brilliant predecessor '9 Elements of Inner Vision' Australian based band Eyefear has chosen once more to record their new album under the guidance of Enmdel Rivers in Australia and it was once more mixed and mastered by Andy LaRocque in his Los Angered Studios in Sweden.

'A World Full of Grey' isn't as spontaneous and might need a few more spins than anticipated before things slowly opens up in all of its glory. And I wish I could say that it reaches the same heights and that I do feel the same excitement as I did with '9 Elements of Inner Vision', but the sensation I feel isn't quite the same.

Eyefear has delivered an album that in style and sound have moved forward, the album sounds mature and deep and it is demanding a lot of the listener. Style and sound wise they are still operating in the same sphere as bands like Balance of Power, Iron Maiden, (new) Fates Warning and Queensr˙che peppered with a solid portion of independence.

Centre of attention is still vocalist extraordinaire; Danny Cecati. He continues to amaze me, the control and power his high pitched voice has is simply amazing. His range is equally impressive - from his Bruce Dickinson-like lows to the extreme high pitches that make me think of Ski (Deadly Blessing). And his 'supporting cast' doesn't have to hide behind him at all, the band is in control, the songs are all well written, played and crafted.

I do feel the lack of surprises and the one or two outstanding song is what holds this album from reaching the higher hemisphere and really kick some serious ass. Sure there are great songs on this album like the title-track, "The Hills Tell no Lies" and "Whispers of the Soul", and 'A World Full of Grey' is nevertheless still a very good and exciting album...

Check it out!

Label: Dockyard1
Provided by: IntroMental Management
Distribution: VME (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: June 15th 2007
Website: www.eyefear.com