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Eloy - Ocean CD (album) cover

OCEAN

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.21 | 904 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
3 stars Atlantis was the island's name

This album has great bass guitar and keyboards as well as very good occasional guitar and flute parts. The concept is intriguing and interesting and fits very well with the music, Eloy has a sound all of their own and it is partly very appealing. However, the vocals are the biggest problem here with the German accent being mostly intolerable. The word 'earth' features heavily in the lyrics and the singer juts cannot get that word to sound right.

The first track is the best one, but the following two are also quite good. The last track, however, is rather tedious in large parts with overlong passages with not much happening at all. I can clearly see the idea and vision behind the album, sadly these ideas are not executed as well as one would have hoped. With better vocals and more focused composition on the second half, this could perhaps have been an excellent album. As it stands, however, it is just a merely good addition to your Prog collection.

The cover art is lovely and there are some excellent moments on the album, but overall I find this to be highly overrated. If this is a masterpiece of progressive rock, it is a seriously flawed masterpiece. Still, three stars is a reasonable rating.

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |

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