Eternal Flight

1. Introduction To D.r.e.a.m.s
2. Release The Unreal
3. Firedancer
4. Fantasea
5. Freedom Is My Race
6. Nightmare King
7. Black Sun
8. The Meeting
9. The Tower
10. Goodbye
11. Night People

Gérard Fois: Lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitars, keyboards, bass.
Julien Bouvier: Rhythm and lead guitars
Chris Gojon: Rhythm and lead guitars on “Introduction To D.r.e.a.m.s” and “Night People”. Julien Racine: Drums on “Introduction...” and “Night People”.
Adrien Zoni: Bass on “Introduction...” and “Night People”.

Eternal Flight (Demo 2002)
Positive Rage (2004)
Under the Sign of Will (2007)

Produced by Gérard Fois

Ricardo Confessori: Drums except on “Introduction To D.r.e.a.m.s” and “Night People”.
Mark Mc Gee: lead guitars on “Goodbye” and “The Meeting” and slide guitars on “The Meeting”. Chris Caffery: lead guitars on the outro of “Goodbye”.
Rob Love Magnusson: lead guitars on “Fantasea” and “The Tower”.

Released 4/11-2011
Reviewed 1/11-2011


Well then, an eternal flight that talks of Diminished Reality, Elegies and Mysteries or D.r.e.a.m.s. as it is called in short. Gérard Fois is the name of the man behind this band, the singer but he also does the production and a few instruments as well, a band that does power/progressive metal according to the ones marketing the music of the band. That is a rather tricky genre where many bands tend to overdo things which makes their music really boring. One thing that is certainly not boring with Eternal Flight is the cover art, it is very interesting with an thought provoking picture which promises a lot for the album I would say.

Musically it is as the marketing people say, power/progressive metal with music that contains several changes is tempo tone and vocal style throughout a single song. Quite advanced music to write and perform but also sometimes to follow as this band tend to loose me at times with their changes i style. The vocalist keeps to the higher range without really moving into the falsetto area, the vocals are probably also the least varied thing on this album. There are eleven tracks on the album and they will requite almost one hour to play through, which makes it into a rather long album, which of course is not that uncommon in the progressive area of things.

I would say that Eternal Flight is quite good on this album, their music is melodic with good vocals and skilled enough instrumentation. The production is also very good, the sound is fine along with the overall feel of the production, it feels like a well made album. What is not as well though is that the band falls into the same trap as many other progressive bands which is that the loose all tempo in many songs making them feel a bit on the boring side and it is also something that lowers the overall impression of the album as it makes it feel a bit slow and uneventful. The choruses are quite good though and compensates for the lack of pace in most of the songs, but they do not prevent the album from feeling long and uneventful, which is just another word for drab.

Still I think the overall impression is a positive one, I come to think a little of the debut album of Pagan’s Mind: you can hear that there is something there and the songs are okay but at the same time it feels like the full potential is not realised, we all know how good Pagan’s Mind are today and the feeling of this album is exactly the same for me as it was when I heard the debut of Pagan’s Mind for the first time. I would say that this is a good album but not as much as it is a good platform for a future masterpiece which I believe I can hear some signs that there is one available somewhere in these guys.

For me it is like Eternal Flight doesn’t quite take off but they still do avoid to crash land in a field of roses, which means that it is an okay album. So with their third album Eternal Flight managed quite well but not really enough for an eternal flight.


Label: Yesterrock/GerMusica
Three similar bands: Angra/Shaman/Savatage
Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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