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Eidolon - The Parallel Otherworld
Brothers Shawn (drums) and Glen (guitars) Dover have been making name as the two new members of Megadeth. Their own band, Eidolon, is a sort of progressive heavy-metal outfit with a thrashy riff here and there. It sounds good if you describe it like that.Lets take a listen at the bands new offer, ‘The Parallel Otherworld’.
 
The disc starts with the 11:31 long title track. Daring move and it would be great if it was a good track. In this track you can pretty much hear how the rest of the album will sound like. Well played, well sung although I don’t like the singer’s voice. No problem with high male vocals but he sounds like he can’t put a dent in a pack of butter. The guy sounds like he has only 3 or 4 pitches he can use as well. The guitar work and drumming is pretty good; I hear some prog influences here and there. Definitely not easy to play. Highlight for me is track two, ‘Arcturus #9’. It’s one of the faster tracks (still in a midtempo-range though) but it has a great opening riff and it moves along pretty great. The almost breakdown-ish riff in ‘Ghostworld’ is another moment where the album finally got out of its mindless ploughing.
 
I hope the Dover brothers do a better job with Mr Mustaine on the new Megadeth. Both are incredibly technically gifted musicians, but the downside of that excellence often results into boring compositions and a general distant feel. The Parallel Otherworld is a great disc if you’re a fan of the band but I can’t really recommend it unless you’re interested in some neat solos and drumming. O, and try to get a singer who at least sounds like he drinks beer and whiskey.
Eidolon - The Parallel Otherworld
59/1001Details Escapi Music Group
Released on Saturday Jul 22nd, 2006
Metal

Writer @Carn on Saturday Jul 22nd, 2006

Tags: #Eidolon
Tracklisting 1. The Parallel Otherworld (11:31)
2. Arcturus 9 (5:14)
3. The Eternal Call (6:05)
4. Ghost World (7:30)
5. Thousand Winters Old (5:50)
6. Spirit Sanctuary (4:53)
7. Order Of The White Light (5:49)
8. Astral Flight (6:15)
9. Shadowanderer (7:08)
10. The Oath (7:46)
Line up Glen Drover - guitar
Shawn Drover - drums
Nils K. Rue - vocals
Adrian Robichaud - bass