There are some bands that just GET how progressive rock should sound. Eye is one of those bands. Vintage keyboards, analog sounds, and massive soundscapes. I got into Eye just after their first album. I still can’t for the life of me think of how or where I found them but I was blown away by “Center of the Sun.” I could never understand why no one else picked up on Eye. Then they released “Second Sight” and again, I was floored by it.
Eye is back with a new album and new lineup. “Vision And Ageless Light” is another awesome chapter in the book of prog according to Eye. If you like bands like Astra, Proud Peasant or any new band with ancient DNA, then you need to add Eye to your list. The album starts with a 3 and 1/2 minute intro-type song in “Book of the Dead.” Most times, I am not into shorter throwaway intro tracks but this is more than that. It works as an invitation to the rest of the album.
“Kill the Slavemaster” has some very evil sounding synths to start off which leads into Eye going into a full gallop as the song kicks in. The song highlights Eye’s psychedelic side which just flat out jams. “Searching” is another rocker which has a great throbbing bass line along with echoing vocals. It’s another wild trip. ‘Dweller Of The Twilight Void” showcases the band’s “lighter” acoustic side which reminds me a bit of “Waiting for the Tide” from the previous album.
The album closer is worth the price of the record alone. “As Sure As The Sun” is over 27 minutes long and, like the band’s previous epics, shows everything that Eye is capable of. They have plenty of riffs, excellent transitions and are amazing players. It’s all on display on “As Sure As The Sun.”
Eye are what old school prog is all about. This is not nostalgia. This is a band that understands what the heart and soul of prog is and it is inside them. “”Vision And Ageless Light” is another great album by Eye and dammit, people who love progressive rock need to know about this band and their music!!! I just hope that “Vision And Ageless Light” is the one that gets everyone to sit up and take notice.
1. Book Of The Dead
2. Kill The Slavemaster
4. Dweller Of The Twilight Void
5. As Sure As The Sun