Eyevory – “Euphobia” (2013)

Label: Artist Station Records

Review by Tony Cannella

With their debut album “Euphobia”, the German progressive metal outfit Eyevory came completely out of the blue and well, came as a bit of a surprise. And I mean that in the best way possible. Eyevory offers up an eclectic array of songs and are not afraid to veer away from the prog genre from time to time. I have always said that doing this gig allows me to experience great music that normally I would (unfortunately) not get to hear. I can’t think of a better example than Eyevory.

With the level of musicianship and writing it is hard to believe that “Euphobia” is a debut album, I mean where do you go from here? Okay, that may be a question for another day, but for today Eyevory should be very proud of “Euphobia”. Eyevory features two female lead singers in their ranks. Jana Frank plays bass in addition to her vocal duties whilst Kaja Fisher also contributes flute and keyboards. Aside from the aforementioned progressive leanings, Eyevory also adds elements of folk, rock and pop. This is a really well rounded album. The songs feature the flute as a prominant instrument and the songs are complex yet easily digestible and on songs like “Black Bird” contain periods of heaviness. “In My Dream” begins with the simplest of classic rock riffs and really shows off the diversity of the band. This is just a straight ahead rock song – and a good one at that. Other highlights include: “Sacrifice”, “Monster” (my favorite song), “On My Way to Bliss”, “In My Dream” and the 9-minute epic “Requiem Aeternam”“Euphobia” is such a good album and Eyevory has captured the spirit of what quality progressive music should be.

Rating – 90/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Sacrifice
  2. I Trust in You
  3. Monster
  4. On My Way to Bliss
  5. Black Bird
  6. In My Dream
  7. Torn
  8. 1001 Nights
  9. Good Times Are Now
  10. Requiem Aeternam
  11. Euphoria

 

Line Up

  • Jana Frank – Vocals & Bass
  • Kaja Fischer – Vocals, Flute & Keyboards
  • David Merz – Guitars, Triggerpedals & Keyboards

 

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