Eyefear - Edge Of Existence

Year of Release: 1996
Label: Independent
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 47:31:00

This album, by Aussie band Eyefear, was actually recorded between November '95 and March '96. After recording Edge Of Existence, the vocalist and rhythm guitarist decided to leave, just when things were looking bright for the band, but that's another story.

I was very surprised by the quality of this release, especially knowing the recordings were four-to-five years old already. Still, this sounds fresh and more or less up to date. Eyefear play power/prog with focus on melody and powerful dual guitars. The mid-ranged vocals are very good and the melodic vocal-lines is absolutely haunting and very accessible. The dueling guitar-lines is well though through and the sparkling drums deliver the goods. I guess fans of early Fates Warning, Maiden, Queensr7yuml;che and melodic US power metal will really appreciate this release.

The production is very good for an independent release, so that should not be an excuse for not buying this. The songs are well composed and all tracks are of highest quality. Fans of abovementioned styles/bands should not let this CD pass you by as it's another perfect example that quality doesn't necessarily get you signed.

If there was any justice in this world, this band would have been signed immediately, judging by the quality of this release.

[This review originally appeared May 2003 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]
Of Blind Faith / The Necromancer / The Running Man / Reflection Faded / Spellbound / Edge Of Existence / Naked Spirit (instrumental) / Dreamreaper / Reflection Faded (edited)

Con Papazoglou - guitars
Rob Gorham - bass
Zain Kimmie - drums
Ken Taylor - guitars
Jason Smart - vocals

Edge Of Existence (1996)
Dawn - A New Beginning (1999)
9 Elements Of Inner Vision (2004)
A World Full Of Grey (2007)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin AU

Added: December 18th 2004
Reviewer: Bjørnar Bevolden
Artist website: www.eyefear.com
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Language: english


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