Empty Tremor - Eros & Thanatos

Year of Release: 2000
Label: Elevate
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 69:55:00

Empty Tremor impressed both the press and fans of prog metal mainly because of a great debut album, but in many ways also due to their sensationally low age. After a solo album released by keysman Daniele Liverani, the Italians return with a new album.

As the guys have gotten older they have without doubt grown as individual musicians and a band as a whole. The sound of the new album seems more mature, although the music genre is pretty much the same, melodic prog metal with strong clear vocals. Yeah, you read correct. Vocalist Giovanni De Luigi has improved quite a bit since the debut and his performance on Eros And Thanatos is absolutely credible.

People into DT's Images And Words need to pay attention, as this is right up your alley. Musically this is more varied than the debut, it's more complex, more dramatic and the instrumentation is fantastic. They run through heavy parts, spectacular instrumental passages and beautiful balladry, always keeping it melodic. Overall the songs are of great quality, from beginning to end. On top of that, the production is good and all instruments are present.

This album holds all the reasons why I got into prog metal in the first place. Eros And Thanatos is elementary for all fans of prog metal and will go down as one of the best prog metal CDs this year. Essential!

[This review originally appeared November 2002 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]
The Future Needs Your Name (7:52) / Always There (5:14) / Lost In The Past (4:25) / Outside (7:12) / Chinese Box (6:08) / Star (7:04) / Y2K (8:53) / Just For Today (6:07) / The Timeless Night (10:04)

Giovanni De Luigi - vocals
Christian Tombetti - guitars
Marco Guerrini - guitars
Daniele Liverani - keyboards
Dennis Randi - bass

Apocolokyntosys (1997)
Eros & Thanatos (2000)
The Alien Inside (2004)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin IT

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


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