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Eclipse: Megalomanium
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Eclipse: Megalomanium

Melodic Metal Rock
5.0/5.0

Formed in 1999 by singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Erik Martensson, Sweden's Eclipse is well into their third decade of making music. In the recent past, their recordings and reputation have allowed them to tour the world, from native Scandinavia to Europe, on then Japan, Australia, and the United States. This month the quartet returns with their tenth studio album, Megalomanium.

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Consistency is the theme with Eclipse. With each album the band delivers energetic and catchy melodic metal rock. Riff roaring and packed with rock rhythm and groove, an Eclipse song races with effortless momentum, only to be accented by memorable refrains and storming guitar solos. While the songs may be fast and heavy, Eclipse has the uncanny ability to wrap all their arrangements in song melody and vocal harmony for arena AOR accessibility. It's the proverbial perfect storm.


Discussing the songs, it's safe to say that all 11 tracks deliver, and that's certainly not a bad thing. Fast riff-ripping rockers arrive with Got It!, I Don't Get It, High Road, or One Step Closer To You. Others songs can be more steady, perhaps with an anthemic feeling, like Children Of The Night or The Broken. The AOR side of Eclipse can be found with Anthem (killer vocal harmony and chorus), Forgiven, and The Hardest Part Is Losing You, which should have been dropped as a single. All said, and simply, Megalomanium finds Eclipse doing what they do best: delivering melodic metal rock wrapped in AOR arena accessibility. Easily recommended.



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The Take Away

All said, and simply, Megalomanium finds Eclipse doing what they do best: delivering melodic metal rock wrapped in AOR arena accessibility. Easily recommended.

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