Eyefear – Edge Of Existence (1996)
This is another band that Kelz turned me on to through one of his many compilation tapes. Eyefear hail from Australia and surprisingly enough they are still together, not that I really care now. This is the definitive album by them.
It was the opening track, Of Blind Faith, that he had on there and it is just one of those almost perfect songs, albeit the intro is a bit lengthy. The album has some elements of prog and traditional metal. It’s not the tightest of albums but it all just seems to work. Sort of like the Vis Vires album I reviewed a while back. Not perfect, but done well enough to leave a lasting impression.
The vocals really do it for me. Too bad he only lasted for one album. Lots of good vocal harmonies throughout. There are some tasty guitar solos on here as well. I think one of the guitarists was a fan of Andy LaRocque as I hear a few ripped off hooks…not that there’s anything wrong with that. None of the songs really pick up speed that much besides the title track. No matter, it’s worth hearing.
I own 2 copies of this CD. One of them I got from Sentinel Steel Records and I think the other I janked off of eBay.