ELOY — The Tides Return Forever

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com

ELOY - The Tides Return Forever cover
3.13 | 6 ratings | 1 review
Buy this album from MMA partners

Album · 1994

Filed under Non-Metal
By ELOY

Tracklist

1. The Day Of Crimson Skies (5:02)
2. Fatal Illusions (9:22)
3. Childhood Memories (6:22)
4. Generation Of Innocence (6:10)
5. The Tides Return Forever (6:40)
6. The Last In Line (4:01)
7. Company Of Angels (9:45)

Total Time: 47:22

Line-up/Musicians

- Frank Bornemann / vocals, guitars
- Michael Gerlach / keyboards, vocals
- Klaus-Peter Matziol / bass
- Nico Barretta / drums
- Peter Beckett / vocals (5-6-7)
- Tom Jackson / vocals (5-6-7)
- Bettina Lux / backing vocals (6)
- Steve Mann / acoustic guitar solo (5)
- Dirk Michaelis / acoustic guitar (3)
- Suzanne Schätzle / backing vocals (6)
- Jocelyn B. Smith / vocals (5)
- Miriam Stockley / vocals (7)
- Ralf Vornberger / acoustic guitar (5)

About this release

Released by SPV in 1994.

Thanks to Unitron for the addition

Buy ELOY - THE TIDES RETURN FOREVER music

Amazon (logo)
Tides Return ForeverTides Return Forever
Remastered
101 DISTRIBUTION 2011
$17.65
$26.33 (used)
The Tides Return Forever by Eloy (2011-12-06)The Tides Return Forever by Eloy (2011-12-06)
Asr/Soulfood
$57.46
Showing 2 items | Cache expiring in 67h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Showing all 10 items | *Auction price may increase, data is cached, expiring in 19h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

More places to buy metal & ELOY music

ELOY THE TIDES RETURN FOREVER reviews

Specialists/collaborators reviews

Modrigue
ELOY returns for good

After ten years of errance and unsuccessful experimentation in other genres, ELOY finally goes back to the style they're most talented for: fantasy / symphonic space rock. Only two years after their worst album, "Destination", the band delivers their best release since 1984's "Metromania".

"The Tides Return Forever" features a few changes showing Bornemann and co.'s will to recover the recipe that made their success. First, the classic ELOY logo is back. Second, Klaus-Peter Matziol, the bassist from ELOY's "golden age" definitely reintegrates the band. Third, the production and sound quality have greatly improved and have finally escaped the 80's. Nico Barretta's drumming is much less present and loud. Finally, and the most noticeable, the inspiration is present.

This can be heard from the first notes of "The Day Of Crimson Skies". An nice efficient opener inviting you to the journey. The first long piece, "Fatal Illusions", has a spacey intro with a gilmourian-guitar, as well as rhythms and ambiances changes. This 10 minutes composition looks a little flat compared to their previous middle-length compositions, but is nonetheless quite enjoyable. The slow "Childhood Memories" is not bad, although a bit soapy.

"Generation Of Innocence" sounds surprisingly 80's hard rock. In terms of sonorities and quality, this represents what you would have expected on the "Ra" album. A direct and pleasant song. The smooth and melancholic title track sounds sometimes a bit floyd-ish again with its female vocals. Despite being the shortest song, "The Last In Line" is my favorite of the record. A nice synth space rock tune with a catchy melody.

The 10 minutes "Company Of Angels" is the longest and heaviest composition of the disc. Like the corresponding ending track of "Destination", it is inspired by Jeanne d'Arc, however this time the song is much more listenable. Again, the mini epic sees the band venturing outside their usual musical territory, as it more resembles a symphonic metal song, with epic choirs and female singing. The final result is a little odd and out of place, but has its moments.

This second 90's effort from ELOY is encouraging and more convincing that the previous one. Despite its weaker passages, dated synthesizers and reduced risk-taking, this record possesses a good sound quality, a mastered balance and a recovered inspiration. While not essential, "The Tides Return Forever" is a pleasant and accessible fantasy space rock album, as well as a good entry point to discover the band.

ELOY is back in the game, and that's the most important.

Members reviews

No ELOY THE TIDES RETURN FOREVER reviews posted by members yet.

Ratings only

  • michelandrade
  • Lynx33
  • sauromat
  • aglasshouse
  • Unitron

Write/edit review

You must be logged in to write or edit review

The Tides Return Forever Contents

Member Zone

Username:
Password:
Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Moving Pictures Hard Rock
RUSH
Buy this album from our partners
Powerslave NWoBHM
IRON MAIDEN
Buy this album from our partners
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II Power Metal
HELLOWEEN
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

II Heavy Metal
LEATHER
Buy this album from MMA partners
Through Shallow Waters Metalcore
TAKEN IN
Buy this album from MMA partners
Too Late For Roses Metalcore
PHIL DAW
Buy this album from MMA partners
Paralelos Electronicore
HIALINA
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Metal Online Videos

Accept - Russian Roulette
ACCEPT
Unitron· 2 days ago
More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online