When I got this cd out of my mailbox I first took a good look at its cover. 'The artwork looks like a Doro or Warlock cover' was my first impression. and I was right, the cover was designed by Geoffrey Gillespie, who was responsible for most of the Doro and Warlock artwork.
I had my doubts, because I'm not really a Doro fan.
I put the record into my cd-player and I was positively surprised!: it was heavy metal, no... progressive heavy metal. And pretty good progressive heavy metal I must say!
Why didn't I know this band before? The answer to that is quite simple: Progressive Rage is their first cd. And I surely hope it isn't their last one.
A bell will ring for some people: Eternal Flight? Sounds familiar... Indeed, Eternal Flight is also a song of the first cd of the French heavy metal band Dream Child, whose singer was Gérard Fois. Dream Child made three albums and after a line-up change, Gérard Fois changed the name into Eternal Flight.
The production is great, just like the songs. Heavy riffs combined with bombastic parts and ballad-like stuff. The musicians surely know how to play their instruments. And the vocals are great. Damn these songs are catchy!
First I thought it would be an Italian or German band, but I was wrong: Eternal Flight is from France. I don't know many French bands, but this band surely made quite an impression on me.
1. The Masks will fall
3. All we are
4. New world
6. Secret place
7. Beyond (the golden gates)
8. Prelude (-ath is not the end)
9. Back into the light (Renaissance)
11. The moon king
Eternal flight is:
Gérard Fois - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Sébastien Vibert - keyboards
Nicolas Jeanpierre - bass
Christophe Offredi - lead and rythm guitars
Alexandre Stellini - drums