“Monumentum” is a very appropriate title, a truly gigantic disc sonically that will be successful and will delight the fans of pure Hard Rock
Metal heads might look and sound a bit snobbish sometimes when talking about music but they are definitely much deeper in their dedication than any indie music or hip-hop fans. And they are more willing to accept you in their brotherhood too, if you just share the same passion for music. You can definitely feel it when you come to the festivals like South Park.
To remain impartial and look critically at every track, trying to find the glitch the dip in quality, the filler in the killer etc.. is always difficult when you are such a fan of band. There is a desire to hear the band succeed at every level yet ensure the review you deliver is fair and reasonable. Therefore this album has been on my iPhone for the last three weeks on continuous rotation so that I can ensure I know every nuance, every lick, every line and yet I still find it flawless. But is that necessarily a bad thing? Not at all and it means that the score afforded to it below is genuine and not thrown out on the back of a single listen before moving onto the next review. I shall be listening to this album for years to come and shall make sure that I always carry it with me should I ever end up marooned on a desert island one day.
Like H.E.A.T, Brother Firetribe, Santa Cruz and Crashdiet to name a few, Eclipse are at the forefront of the current resurgence of hard rock bands and few do it it better.
NEVER TOO LATE has a much more modern melodic hard rock feel to it in most places…