ECLIPSE

(SWEDEN)

MONUMENTUM

(2017)
LABEL:

FRONTIERS RECORDS

GENRE:

MELODIC HARD ROCK

TAGS:
Easy-Listening
"A brilliant album, once again, and now a single watchword: rise your horns to the Eclipse!"
LYNOTT (22.03.2017)  
5/5
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Two years after "Armageddonize", the band of Erik the Swede resurfaced to the delight of the impatient crowds who had furiously fallen for the fifth opus of the northern men. "Monumentum" is the name of the object and for the moment everyone hopes that it bears his name well. 

The frontman has probably already become one of the leading hard rock figures of the decade, much as the sparkling and unifying Tobias Sammet (Edguy) was in the past. Guitarist, composer, vocalist and leader, he develops, through his compositions and his vision of music, an idea of rock that can only gather enthusiastic support. For him, an effective title is a title that makes him want to wave his fist up and sing. 

Finally its recipe is simple. All he has to do is compose powerful, melodic, energetic songs with catchy choruses. Walls of metallic sounds wrapped in AOR/pop kind, an easy listening which hide some powered parts. Vicious process, effective result. But the most difficult thing was to stay the course for the long haul. It's still a long way from focusing on two or three songs, but reproducing the exercise on a whole album was a different matter. A Successfully taken up challenge ! Martenson proves here that he is one of the best singers of his generation, and his guitar twinning with his friend Henriksson is taken there to its peak. Moreover, Ulfsted, the man with four strings, found in Crusner, the new drummer, a choice accomplice, the two hammerers cheerfully striving to energize the atmosphere. 

The pieces follow one another without an ounce of weakness and hit you in a thousand ways. A brilliant album, once again, and now a single watchword: rise your horns to the Eclipse!
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Vertigo
02. Never Look Back
03. Killing Me
04. The Downfall Of Eden
05. Hurt
06. Jaded
07. Born To Lead
08. For Better Or For Worse
09. No Way Back
10. Night Comes Crawling
11. Black Rain

LINEUP:
Erik Martensson: Chant / Guitares
Magnus Henriksson: Guitares
Magnus Ulfstedt: Basse
Philip Crusner: Batterie
   
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AXEL_D
01/04/2017
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Oui, encore un très bel album, rondement mené, comme toujours.

Seul petit bémol, j'ai l'impression que le groupe à tendance à se "formater" un peu depuis "Bleed & Scream". Si l'exécution est remarquable, il y a un air de déjà entendu, et j'aimerais que la bande sorte un peu de sa zone de confort la prochaine fois.

Cette réserve ne doit pas occulter le fait qu'Eclipse sort encore une fois un disque inspiré, et fait incontestablement partie du haut du panier.
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