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Eternal Flight
August 2002
Released: 2002, Independent
Rating: 3.0/5
Reviewer: Rick

From the ashes of French band Dream Child, vocalist Gerard Fois has risen with a new outfit titled Eternal Flight. After the collapse of Dream Child in 2001 Fois decided to carry on with a new band. The name comes from a song title from the first Dream Child CD. He recruited guitar player Christophe Offredi who was influenced by players such as Steve Vai, David Gilmour and John Petrucci. Offreddi then in turn introduced Fois to bass player Nicolas Jeanpierre. The lineup is rounded out with drummer Arnaud Gorbatty. What I have here is a 3 song e.p. with the obligatory 42 second intro titled “The Call”. “Beyond (The Golden Gates)” is a melodic powermetal track that retains some of the more progressive elements of Dream Child while at the same time creating an Eternal Flight sound. Symphonic elements find their way into “Back into the Light (Renaissance)”. This is a much more progressive and atmospheric track in the mid tempo range. “Guardians” closes out the album with the traditional metal anthem that shows Fois is still at the top of his game.

When I received this CD I was surprised to hear that Dream Child was no more. Their last Cd had received some acclaim so it came as a great surprise. It is good to see that Gerard Fois is still in the game. Though this is only a 3 song demo Eternal Flight show seem to have a promising future.
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