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
Check it out!