"Night Without Day" (Independent; 2024)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Emerald Eye's "Night Without Day," is a solid heavy rock album with a sharp progressive edge, impressive production and a team of musicians that are very talented and know what the hell they are doing.

The album starts off with an instrumental, "Tabula Viridis," which sets the general tone for the record, but gets a bump up when the second track, "Winged Woman," comes galloping along. "Silken Throne," up next, starts out with a wall of drums and guitar and then rages into a faster tune that reminds me of Deep Purple's classic, "The Rat is Leaving Town." I don't want to go through every track in detail here, but I love the driving beat of "Revenge of the Being," the tornado swirl of "Whirlwind," the simple guitar power of "Feast and Famine" and the epic-ness of the closer, "Hellstar," which runs almost a full ten minutes.

Fans of the heavier edge of keyboard-buoyed hard rock will eat up Emerald Eye. Even on the first listen-through, I found myself being drawn deeper and deeper into the band's sound as I went through each track.

For more information about these Kansas City rockers, check out http://www.facebook.com/emeraldeyeband/.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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