Eclipse - Monumentum Review

by John Tedeski / 126 days ago / Comments
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ECLIPSE is the solution for your 80’s metal fix in the 21st century when most of the music being promoted is lifeless and regurgitated; where one band sounds like twenty other bands, and simply put there is no originality in the songs being written.

Monumentum is loaded with fresh, fun, uplifting and anthem driven songs. The musicianship and crisp, clean vocal prowess within the band is second to none and not only set ECLIPSE apart from so many other bands today but actually set the bar pretty high - whereas a lot of bands can sound great with the help of studio trickery, ECLIPSE sounds just as good live (according to what I have heard via live video footage from some of their recent performances via YouTube) capturing the overall power and vibe of the album.

ECLIPSE Line Up:

Erik Mårtensson - Lead Vocals, Guitars (Ammunition – Nordic Union – W.E.T.)

Magnus Henriksson – Lead / Rhythm Guitars (W.E.T. – Jimi Jamison – Psychopunch)

Philip Crusner – Drums (Empress)

Magnus Ulfstedt – Bass Guitar (Jimi Jamison – Talisman – Royal Hunt – Mitch Malloy)

 

Release Date: March 24, 2017, Frontiers Records

Rating: 10 out of 10

Track List:

1. Vertigo

2. Never Look Back

3. Killing Me

4. The Downfall Of Eden

5. Hurt

6. Jaded

7. Born To Lead

8. For Better Or For Worse

9. No Way Back

10. Night Comes Crawling

11. Black Rain

12. The Downfall Of Eden (Acoustic Version)

Monumentum is one of those albums in which it is hard to dislike any track and equally as difficult to pick a favorite track but if I had to choose one track as my overall favorite it would be track #7, “Born To Lead”. It captures every aspect of what makes a song great and a stand out above the rest.

I’m not sure if ECLIPSE has any plans to tour the United States but if they do I would highly recommend that we all make sure that those shows are all sold out shows; I know that I will most certainly be there rocking out.

Monumentum be sure to check it out, you will be glad that you did.

 

 

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Eclipse Tour Dates

11/24/2017 ~ Rock The House Varberg, Sweden
11/25/2017 ~ Palatset Linköping, Sweden
12/07/2017 ~ Amager Bio Copenhagen, Denmark
12/08/2017 ~ Sala But Madrid, Spain
12/09/2017 ~ Stagelive Bilbao, Spain
12/10/2017 ~ Razzmatazz 2 Barcelona, Spain
01/18/2018 ~ Markthalle Hamburg (Altstadt), Germany
01/19/2018 ~ Z7 Konzertfabrik Pratteln, Switzerland
01/20/2018 ~ Krempel Buchs Sg, Switzerland
01/21/2018 ~ Der Cult Nuremberg, Germany
01/23/2018 ~ Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg, Germany
01/24/2018 ~ KUBANA Siegburg, Germany
01/26/2018 ~ Kulturbolaget Malmö, Sweden
01/27/2018 ~ Messingen Upplands-Vasby, Sweden
04/27/2018 ~ Tsutaya O-West Tokyo, Japan
04/28/2018 ~ The live house soma Osaka, Japan
09/08/2018 ~ ProgPower USA Atlanta, GA

About John Tedeski

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I’ve been a musician since the age of 7 when my parents bought me my first drum set. By the age of 16, I was playing the local bar scene. I’ve played around the east coast, and in 1994, through those travels is how I met Founding member of Center Stage Magazine, Tommy Lemon as we were both auditioning for the same band in the Boston Massachusetts area and we’ve been friends ever since. Through the years I’ve met a lot of great musicians such as Vinny Paul (Pantera), Bill Leverty (Firehouse), Ace Frehley (KISS), Marc Ferrari (Keel), Bobby Dall (Poison), and even got to share the stage with Jaime St. James (Black ‘N Blue) and Billy Morris (Warrant), just to name a few. Unfortunately, life had a different path in store for me other than being a full-time musician, yet I’ve been blessed to still be able to play on the weekends with some great local talent. Here I am now with another huge blessing, still within the music world, but this time as a journalist for Center Stage Magazine where I get to talk with and interview musicians who do what I have always longed to do. It’s all good and much less hassle than having to lug my drums all around the country. Rock Out, Roll On & Follow Your Heart ...