|Rob Rock Eyes Of Eternity||Massacre Records|
The ever reliable Rob Rock is back with his band Rage Of Creation for solo album number two. Again flanked by the very talented Roy Z producing and playing guitar, Rob sings his heart out and delivers an album ever bit as good, if not better, than his debut.|
This is another great example of European neo-classical metal, right up there with the also excellent Brazen Abbot - making two of the best heavy albums of the year.
There's lots to like about Eyes Of Eternity – lots of changes in pace and variation of song delivery, lots of high energy hard rock, lots of shredding guitar solos, but best of all, plenty of those authorative Rob Rock vocals.
There isn't anything unexpected on this album, but that's a good thing. 8 of the tracks clock in between 4 and 5 minutes, with track 9, The Hour Of Dawn, acting as the album's official epic – clocking in over 12 minutes. Plenty of the expected tempo changing metal acrobatics and guitar shredding on this one.
There are no ballads within sight here, just plenty of in your face rockers. But melody hasn't been forgotten, Rob's powerhouse vocal continues to deliver its strong melodic message.
With each album Rob is making a bigger name for himself and further creating his own legacy, rather than one just as the vocalist from Impellitteri.
And speaking of which, both this and Rob's last solo album easily out-rate the last Impellitteri.
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