The Parallel Otherworld

June 6, 2006 | Format: MP3

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7:29
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5:50
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4:53
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7:46

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  • Original Release Date: June 6, 2006
  • Label: Escapi
  • Copyright: 2006 Escapi Music, Inc.
  • Total Length: 1:07:57
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  • ASIN: B000R031U4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #286,149 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Eidolon, great sound great music.
P. G. Annerot
Acrobatic vocals, precise drumming, and awesome guitar playing.
Richard Fischer
A must-own epic for fans of the prog-metal genre.
Joel Israel

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Joel Israel on September 25, 2006
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I have been a giant progressive metal fan since early Metallica and the criminally underappreciated Death and Watchtower through Dream Theater to today, when a resurgence in metal's popularity has brought many talented bands out of the woodwork. Eidolon is one of the better new prog-metal bands out there....I would describe them as similiar to Nevermore in style, lyrical content and mood but with much more progressive songwriting elements and a more power-metal style singer(who is absolutely amazing, by the way). The dark, sci-fi/fantasy theme of the album is interesting and cool, and they write long, epic and progressive songs with many instrumental breaks and interludes. What really gets me by the throat on this disc, however, is the talent of both guitar players....they churn out precise, technical and super heavy riff after riff, seemingly without end- you could build three great metal albums off of the killer riffs in this one. They're spiraling, fluid playing style is similiar to Symphony X and (as mentioned) Nevermore. Very, very cool guitar work. I need to pick up some of this band's older releases. A must-own epic for fans of the prog-metal genre.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Brandon Whitson on November 25, 2006
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metallians i just have got to say that this album clearly shows that eidolon are ready for the future and are continuing to release top notch power metal albums. glen drover has allways been one of my favorite guitarist. his style is pure no holds barred metal, the sound of his distortion is so distinct and sets him apart from others to give him a unique trademark style all his own. the power of his mellodies is unreal.

i love all of eidolons cd's. i was at first angry because former singer brian soulard is no longer with the band. his singing along with glen's guitar was a perfect team and i truly loved his singing. when i heard they had a new singer i was mad but also curious. once i recieved this cd i first played it and i was amazed that they still sound like they should only a little more practiced and in sync. i first heard track# 8 astral flight and i knew right away that the new singer was none other than pagans mind vocalist NILS K RUE. i was blown away. i have allways been a fan of pagans mind. nils brings something new to eidolon. the old singer was great but i must say that nils k rue has really brought out the true potential of this band. nils has a vocal style that is second to none. he is simply one of the most amazing singers in the power metal world. he could turn any band into a master act. metal fans listen to song # 8, astral flight. it sounds so much like pagans mind. glen has created one of the most amazing guitar mellodies of all time for this song. the mellody and the sheer power of this song is worth the price of this cd alone. listen to the main chorus in the middle of the song, it will take your breath away. metallians dont hesitate to buy this and all eidolons cd's, this is a serious band that is not to be overlooked.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By The Iced Priest on October 2, 2006
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Owning three previous Eidolon records in the recent years since Nightmare World, i never really questioned the band's exceptionalism in power and thrash metal capability.Glen Drover's use of keyboards and synthesizers added a refreshing bit of prog metal virtuosity to technical songs in the nature of Nevermore, Evergrey, and to an extent Dream Theater.The Drover brothers hit hard and Eidolon is balls to the wall heavy music, bottom line.But the one thing i always had a peave about was the band's choice of vocalist, Brian Soulard, on those records.It is clear to even an occasional rock, non-metal listener that this guy had weak vocal rage and virtually no "balls"(voice presence) to fit the heaviness of Eidolon's music.The guy sounded feeble and out of place (imagine today's Roger Daltrey or Davide Coverdale trying to fit the vocal demands of a modern day power metal crusher like Susperia or Iced Earth...doesnt happen!).So I often wondered why the Drover brothers kept Soulard around for more than one or two records.Anyway that being said, i was extremely happy that a new vocalist, Nils K. Rue of Pagans Mind, was chosen for singing tasks of The Parallel Otherword.In contrast to Soulard, Nils is completely able to cut thru with his voice presence, accenting Glen Drover's riffing and Shawn Drover's pounding double bass perfectly. Nil's voice rings similair to that of Warrell Dane of Nevermore, a hint of Ronnie James Dio, and of the current singer of Astral Doors, Patrick Nils.Read more ›
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