Friday, 20 April 2018
Everon - Paradoxes (1993)
The debut album from this German band.
Everon was a quartet with a lineup of bass, drums, guitars, keyboards and vocals.
This is the first of my reviews of their whole studio output. That is seven albums, seven reviews. More reviews will follow shortly/you can find the other reviews somewhere else in this blog.
I was meant to do these reviews many, many years ago. But I forgot...... Well, I am at them now.
Everon is listed as a hard prog band in ProgArchives and I am sure that is right. On this album.....
...Well, the music is pretty hard in the beginning. It soon become clear that this band has been listening a lot to Saga. Saga was and still is pretty big in Germany and that shows in Everon's debut album.
The music is a mix of hard prog and pomp rock. The vocals is very Saga'ish. The music does not have the big sound Saga had. But it is still pretty similar.
Everon does have their own style though and the music sounds classy and commercial.
This fifty minutes long album has some good moments and a lot of decent moments. The art of good songwriting has eluded this album. That is my only gripe with this album. Hence the rating.