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POWER AND THE PASSION

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.65 | 372 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
3 stars Proto-Eloy

Even if this was their fourth album, Eloy had yet to find their own musical identity at this point in their long career. They would go on to do so with their next album, Dawn. In comparison, Power And The Passion was still a little bit immature. Rather heavy and full of Hammond organ, the music found here is actually more similar to Deep Purple (In Rock) and Uriah Heep (Look At Yourself) than to the Symphonic Prog of Eloy's own later albums. One can also detect hints of early 70's Pink Floyd and a bit of early Jethro Tull. As such, fans of Proto-Prog and heavy, Psychedelic Rock might love this album. But for fans of Eloy's later albums this is bound to sound somewhat dated and unoriginal.

While this is indeed good music, it is without much of Eloy's characteristic sound that they were yet to develop. The rudiments of what was to come can be vaguely be perceived here, especially when the mellotron is present, but it is still hard to deny that Eloy as we know them begun first with the next album.

Good, but certainly not essential

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |

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