Leon : The name rang a bell, but I couldn’t really place it. Tomorrow’s Eve should definitely ring some bells as this band has (to) some (extent) famous musicians, like Mike LePond (Symphony X), Martin LeMar (Mekong Delta), and John Maculuso (Labyrinth). The group has released four albums and an EP since their formation in 1999, not all band member were in the band at that time but Rainer Grund (guitar) and Oliver Schwickert (keyboard) have always been at the helm of the ship. The last album ‘Tales From Serpentia’ was released in 2008, this means that the fans had to wait ten years for the new album ‘Mirror Of Creation III – Project Ikaros’.
The music of Tomorrow’s Eve isn’t particularly special, meaning that the band didn’t try to reinvent the wheel here but just want to play some nice power prog metal. And they have definitely succeeded in this! The album is a great listen, for progressive metal terms it’s actually quite accessible as well. Syle-wise they sound a bit like Pagan’s Mind, or maybe a less complicated version of Symphony X. Booming guitar riffs with support from keyboards, powerful drums and heavy clean vocals are the basis of the music. The songs know how to bring the best out of the musicians (or is it the other way around?) and keeps the audience in their grips. Especially the keyboards of Schwickert color the music well, but all the other instrumentalists do a really good job and each and every one of them contributes to the quality of the music. I also have to agree that the album sounds great, thanks to the well-done mixing and mastering.
There isn’t much that I can say without going into much details, it’s just a really great, traditional, power prog record. Listen to songs like ‘Morpheus’ or ‘Bread And Circus’ and I can guarantee that you want to listen to the rest of the album too. Tomorrow’s Eve shows with ‘Mirror Of Creation III – Project Ikaros’ that you can make a great album without the need of reinventing the wheel. This very accessible metal album would be enjoyed by the most metal fans, but I would especially recommend it to prog fans.