Robin non-member

Buy Used
Used - Good See details
$14.97 + $3.99 shipping
Sold by momox com.

or
 
   
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

The Edge [Import]

Eternity XAudio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)


Available from these sellers.


Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
MP3 Music, 11 Songs, 1997 $8.99  
Audio CD, Import, 2001 --  

Amazon's Eternity X Store

Visit Amazon's Eternity X Store
for all the music, discussions, and more.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 1, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Musea Records / Angular
  • ASIN: B00004V9W4
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #448,311 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Progressive Metal

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
(18)
5.0 out of 5 stars
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This CD is THE masterpiece of progressive metal September 5, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Eternity X soars with this ambitious composition telling the story of existence on the edge of insanity. From start to finish, the listener is taken on a journey through the dark recesses of the mind of a madman, as retold through the voice and instruments of the band. But is it simply one man's story, or a statement voiced to society living on the edge of a similarly mad existence? It seems it is some of both. Such is how the music speaks to the listener as you are drawn into the beautiful melodies and musical arrangements.
This album is rich with masterful musicianship. Boasting plenty of intricate basslines, complex drumwork, and well-executed dual guitar-keyboard leads, it has technicality and complexity yielding a rich texture. All interplay with each other and weave around the powerful, plaintive melodies to make a whole best described as operatic--while even this definition comes up lacking. The singer/songwriter, Keith Sudano, is so believable, you actually feel as much as hear the lyrics. His range is better defined by personalities or voices than by octaves. He shifts between all of them convincingly. At times the listener is left wondering if he actually wasn't possessed by the soul of the madman himself as the story is told.
At the same time, dark yet beautiful, this album takes you to a new realm. The music demands, or more precisely compels, you to listen to it again and again. Often some fresh nuance reveals itself, as your appreciation grows over each spin. I have listened to it at least 100 times, and I love it more now than ever. Without a doubt, this release must be regarded as one of the greatest musical endeavors ever recorded.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A transcendental progressive metal masterpiece. May 5, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Before getting The Edge, I had read countless for reviews for it, and invariably they lauded it one of the best albums in the progressive metal category. With that kind of praise, I knew it was something I had to hear for myself.
Expectations were high, and I was in no way disappointed; The Edge encapsulates greatness in progressive metal. Lots of emotional power, grandiosity, virtuoso performances, incredible vocals, and great songwriting. It is a concept album about people on the "edge"; people who question the meaning of life, people who are pushed past the breaking point, a society on a precipice of aberration. Lyrically it is very good. Musically, very good. Vocally, also very good. But The Edge is better than the sum of its impressive parts -- this truly is an extraordinary musical work.
Lead vocalist and songwriter Keith Sudano is a very talented man. Superhumanly accurate, rich and narrative while evoking a romantic power, his voice is a marvel. He is like an actor who becomes different people with each song. At times, he sounds like Mike Baker (from Shadow Gallery), except with far more range, emotional expression, and power. As a songwriter, he has a great sense of complexity and melody and he commands a vast musical vocabulary.
"The Edge - Introduction" is the harrowing overture to this astonishing album. The gothic organ that opens this track sets a dark, haunting tone. In the middle interlude, the instrumental interplay is inventive and exciting. One might first suspect that the album is gearing up for nothing more than an accomplished foray into progressive metal's conventional territory. They would be wrong....
"Fly Away" is the paean of The Edge.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Without words April 27, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I am simply awed by this album. I can't reccomend it enough, it desrves much higher than the 5 stars I was allowed.
If anyone who considers this CD is unsure I will personally send your money back. This CD will appeal to the listener of many, many different styles. Yes, Eternity X is based in the rock/hard rock/ metal genre'...but this is spanned by this CD and their other CD "Mind Games" is beautiful as well. 150% approval rating!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eternity X - The Edge: True Progressive Metal January 26, 2000
Format:Audio CD
It seems that there are many bands out there today incorrectly calling themselves "progressive metal". These bands are all technical and over-the-top and are filled with great musicians. But progressive they ain't. Eternity X is progressive. Sure, Eternity X is technical (some people confuse technical metal with progressive metal) but more importantly, they write good music that defies boundaries. That is progressive. And the Edge is a progressive metal masterpiece. With the Edge, Eternity X pulls off an album of such daring and brilliance that it can only be compared with Queensryche's Operation: Mindcrime. No kidding, the Edge is that good. Okay, so I've told you that the Edge is good. But who do they have similarities to? Eternity X has their own sound but they were surely influenced by Queensryche, Rush and Styx. Similarities to Dream Theater can be found in their sound as well. If you like your metal to be a bit different, Eternity X's the Edge will not let you down.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece is an understatement October 20, 2000
Format:Audio CD
_The Edge_ was the first Eternity X album I picked up, and it pretty much had me floored from the first listen. It is a (non-storyline oriented) concept album, and is characterized throughout by very operatic vocals, mesmerizing piano pieces, great solos, and some very progressive moments, as well. Each song is different, yet spectacular in it's own way. I suppose I could go on and on, and tell you how Keith Sudano has perhaps the best, most emotional voice you'll ever hear, or how the music is so varied and dynamic you'll be picking up new things a year later, or all about the album's moments of stunning brillince and beauty, etc, etc... but all I can say is, Buy it and let the music speak for itself. Very highly recommended!!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply one of the greatest albums of all time!
Yeah, I know I'm a bit late on reviewing this, but I HAVE had if for a LONG time. I'm don't consider myself much of a music reviewer and I certainly can't compare to the reviews of... Read more
Published 5 months ago by risngfrce
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites
This inst exactly a review per say. Yes I love this album and it's been one of my favorites since I was 16 (I'm 24 now). Read more
Published on November 23, 2007 by Animefreak1983
5.0 out of 5 stars Best ETX Album So Far..
Okay,

Now I cannot even begin to tell you how amazing this CD truly is. It finds your soul and touches it in a way that words cannot express. Read more
Published on February 20, 2006 by Animefreak1983
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Progressive Albums of the New Millennium!
Odd Title? You bet. Odd circumstances too. An aquaintance, familiar with my tastes cajoled me into buying this album. In fact he pretty much implored me to buy this album. Read more
Published on November 17, 2005 by Mr D.
5.0 out of 5 stars Beware: You Will Adore This Album!
Odd Title? You bet. Odd circumstances too. An aquaintance, familiar with my tastes cajoled me into buying this album. In fact he pretty much implored me to buy this album. Read more
Published on November 17, 2005 by Mr D.
5.0 out of 5 stars Beware - You Will Love This Album!
Odd Title? You bet. Odd circumstances too. An aquaintance, familiar with my tastes cajoled me into buying this album. In fact he pretty much implored me to buy this album. Read more
Published on November 17, 2005 by Mr D.
5.0 out of 5 stars Beware - You Just Might Love This Album!
Eternity X was formed in 1990 by Keith Sudano (vocalist) and Robert "Zeek" Maziekien (bassist). Read more
Published on July 2, 2004 by Mr D.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Future Classic
First Off - The Edge is not only a "concept album" I guess it`s also in the rock-opera category. An energetic set of aggressive and melodic songs that flow in and out of each other... Read more
Published on July 14, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars progressive cornerstone
The ETERNITY X albums surely deserves greater attention than most of the new Progressive heavy-metal bands, in a recently quite crowded genre (Both quantitatively and... Read more
Published on November 18, 2002 by "purplexed"
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece
It's not a five star record. It deserves all stars of the universe.... Mr Sudano, I'm just waiting for the next one.
Published on March 21, 2001 by ken
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category