Artists (E)

Eagles

– Eagles (1972) 3.00 stars


Earl Slick

– In Your Face (1991) 3.00 stars


The Earl Slick Band

– Razor Sharp (1976) 3.00 stars
– Slick Band (1976) 3.00 stars


Earth & Fire

– Earth and Fire (1970) 3.50 stars


Earthling Society

– Zodiak (2013) NOT RATED


Earthside

– A Dream in Static (2015) 4.00 stars


Earthstone

– Seed (1994) 3.50 stars


East of Eden

– Mercator Projected (1969) 4.00 stars
Snafu (1970) 4.00 stars
– East of Eden (1971) 3.50 stars


Easy Sleezy

Heroinme (2013) 3.50 stars


Ebony Ark

– Decoder (2005) 4.00 stars
– When the City Is Quiet (2008) 4.00 stars

Although this band has characteristics of Gothic/Symphonic Metal similar to After Forever and Nightwish, they are probably closer to Progressive Metal instead, with the traits of bands such as Dream Theater and Spheric Universe Experience in abundance. The singer, Beatriz Albert, has operatic qualities on a few tracks, but she sings mostly in a Metal style (indeed, she can truly belt out some fierce notes). The addition of a few male vocals (including gruff thrash singing) sets the band apart even more. Interesting!


Eccentric Orbit

– Attack of the Martians (2004) 3.50 stars


Echo

– Coming Home (2013) NOT RATED


Echoes

– Nature | Existence (2010) 4.50 stars


Echoes Landing

Closer to You (2006) 4.00 stars

This short-lived AOR band eventually became, with some personal changes and a switch in direction, the excellent (and current) Progressive Rock band Scarlet Hollow.


Echoes of Eternity

– As Shadows Burn (2009) 3.50 stars


Echoes Of Giants

– At The End Of Myself (2013) NOT RATED


Echolyn

– Echolyn (1991) 3.50 stars
– Suffocating the Bloom (1992) 4.00 stars
– And Every Blossom (1993) 3.00 stars
– As the World (1995) 4.50 stars
– When the Sweet Turns Sour (1996) 3.50 stars
– Cowboy Poems Free (2000) 4.00 stars
– Mei (2002) 4.50 stars
– The End Is Beautiful (2005) 4.00 stars
– Echolyn (2012) 4.00 stars
– I Heard You Listening (2015) 4.00 stars

Many people liken Echolyn to a modern-day Gentle Giant. Sure, I do hear the occasional GG influences sprinkled throughout the early releases, but I wouldn’t tag the band as a clone, especially when it comes to any of the newer material. Indeed, not even close. Echolyn has developed a sound all its own and the GG influences are minimal at best when it comes to earlier albums, and as I mentioned, almost non-existent on any of the newer offerings. Regardless, the 2002 release Mei (running time nearly 50 minutes) is probably one of the best “one-song-albums” I have ever heard. An EPIC for certain.


Eclat

– Le Cri De La Terre (2002) NOT RATED


Eclipse (Brazil)

– Jumping from Springboards (2003) 3.00 stars


Eclipse (Sweden)

– Bleed & Scream (2012) 4.00 stars


Eclipse Sol-Air

– The Dark Side Guide (2007) 3.00 stars


Eclisse

– The Origin Of Error (2016) NOT RATED


Ed Bernard

– Polydactyl (2015) 4.50 stars


Eddie Money

– Eddie Money (1977) 3.50 stars
– Life for the Taking (1978) 3.50 stars
– Playing for Keeps (1980) 3.50 stars


Eden

– Erwartung (1978) NOT RATED


Eden’s Curse

– Eden’s Curse (2007) 4.50 stars
The Second Coming (2008) 4.00 stars
– Trinity (2011) 4.00 stars


Edenbridge

– Sunrise in Eden (2000) 4.00 stars
– Arcana (2001) 4.00 stars
– Aphelion (2003) 4.00 stars
– Shine (2004) 4.00 stars
– The Grand Design (2006) 4.00 stars
– MyEarthDream (2008) 4.00 stars
– Solitaire (2010) 4.00 stars
– The Bonding (2013) 4.00 stars

Although there is some “hit or miss” material within its catalogue, Edenbridge plays fairly consistent and majestic Prog-Metal, often inspiring with Sabine Edelsbacher as the vocalist. She has appeared as a “special guest vocalist” on numerous albums outside the band, and with good reason…she’s damned talented, with a voice that has a unique tone! Generally, impressive and high-quality.


Eden Shadow

– Hail (2012) NOT RATED


Edensong

– The Fruit Fallen (2008) 4.00 stars
– Years in the Garden of Years (2016) NOT RATED


Edera

– Mindquake (2015) NOT RATED


The Edgar Winter Group

– They Only Come Out at Night (1972) 3.50 stars
Shock Treatment (1974) 3.50 stars


Edgar Winter’s White Trash

– Edgar Winter’s White Trash (1971) 3.50 stars
– Roadwork (1972) NOT RATED


Edgend

– A New Identity (2009) 4.50 stars


Edge of Forever

Let the Demon Rock ‘n’ Roll (2005) 4.00 stars
– Another Paradise (2010) 4.00 stars


Edguy

– Kingdom of Madness (1997) 3.50 stars
– Vain Glory Opera (1998) 3.50 stars
– Theater of Salvation (1999) 4.00 stars
– The Savage Poetry (2000) 4.00 stars
– Mandrake (2001) 4.00 stars
– King of Fools (2004) 3.50 stars
– Hellfire Club (2004) 4.00 stars
– Superheroes (2005) 3.50 stars
– Rocket Ride (2006) 3.50 stars
– Tinnitus Sanctus (2008) 3.50 stars
– Age of the Joker (2011) 4.00 stars
– Space Police – Defenders of the Crown (2014) 4.00 stars


Edhels

– Universal (1998) NOT RATED


Edith

Dreams (1993) 4.00 stars


Edwin Dare

– Can’t Break Me (1994) 4.00 stars


Egdon Heath

– In the City (1987) 3.50 stars
– The Killing Silence (1991) 4.00 stars
– Him, the Snake and I (1993) 4.00 stars
– Nebula (1996) 4.00 stars


Egg

– Egg (1970) 4.00 stars
– The Polite Force (1971) 4.00 stars
The Civil Surface (1974) 3.50 stars


Eggs and Dogs

– You Are (2009) 4.50 stars


Egoband

– Trip In The Light Of The World (1991) NOT RATED
– Fingerprint (1993) 3.50 stars
– We Are… (1995) 4.00 stars
– Earth (1999) 3.50 stars


Eik

– Hríslan Og Straumurinn (1977) NOT RATED


Ekos

– Luz Interna (2012) NOT RATED
– Otra Dimension (2017) NOT RATED


Eldberg

– Par Er Heimur Hugans (2015) NOT RATED


Elder

– Elder (2009) NOT RATED
– Dead Roots Stirring (2011) NOT RATED
– Spires Burn / Release (2012) NOT RATED
– Lore (2015) NOT RATED
– Reflections Of A Floating World (2017) NOT RATED


Eldritch

– Tasting the Tears (2014) 4.00 stars
– Underlying Issues (2015) NOT RATED


Electric Angels

– Electric Angels (1990) 3.50 stars


Electric Boys

– Funk-o-Metal Carpet Ride (1989) 3.50 stars
– Groovus Maximus (1992) 3.50 stars


Electric Food

– Electric Food (1970) 3.50 stars
– Flash (1971) 3.50 stars


Electric Light Orchestra

– The Electric Light Orchestra (1971) NOT RATED
– ELO 2 (1973) NOT RATED
– On The Third Day (1973) NOT RATED
– Eldorado (1974) NOT RATED
– Face The Music (1975) NOT RATED
– A New World Record (1976) NOT RATED
– Out Of The Blue (1977) 2.50 stars
– Alone In The Universe (2015) NOT RATED


Electric Sun

– Earthquake (1979) 3.50 stars
Fire Wind (1981) 3.50 stars
– Beyond the Astral Skies (1985) 2.50 stars


Elegacy

– Impressions (2005) 4.00 stars


Elegant Simplicity

– Architect of Light (2002) 4.00 stars
– Anhedonia (2004) 3.50 stars
– Studies in Heartbreak (2005) 3.50 stars
– Nowhere Left to Turn (2006) 3.00 stars
– Too Many Goodbyes (2007) 4.00 stars
– Unforgiving Mirror (2013) 4.00 stars
– All Life is One (2015) NOT RATED


Elegy

– Labyrinth of Dreams (1992) 3.50 stars
– Supremacy (1994) 4.00 stars
– Lost (1995) 4.00 stars
– Primal Instinct (1996) 4.00 stars
State of Mind (1997) 4.50 stars
– Manifestation of Fear (1998) 4.50 stars
– Forbidden Fruit (2000) 4.50 stars
– Principles of Pain (2002) 4.50 stars


Elegy of Madness

– The Bridge of Sighs (2009) 3.50 stars


Elephant Plaza

– Momentum (2016) 4.00 stars


Elephants of Scotland

– Home Away From Home (2013) 4.00 stars
– Execute and Breathe (2014) 4.00 stars
The Perfect Map (2016) 4.50 stars


Elevener

– When Kaleidoscopes Collide (2008) 4.00 stars
– Symmetry in Motion (2011) 4.00 stars


Elf

– Elf (1972) 4.00 stars
– Carolina County Ball (1974) 4.00 stars
– Trying to Burn the Sun (1975) 4.00 stars


Elf Project

– Mirage (2009) NOT RATED


Elleven

– Insight (2007) 3.50 stars
– Transfiction (2015) 2.00 stars


Elmsfire

– Thieves of the Sun (2010) 4.00 stars


Eloy

Eloy (1971) 4.00 stars
– Inside (1973) 4.00 stars
– Floating (1974) 4.00 stars
– Power and the Passion (1975) 3.50 stars
– Dawn (1976) 3.50 stars
– Ocean (1977) 3.50 stars
– Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes (1979) 3.50 stars
– Colours (1980) 3.50 stars
– Planets (1981) 3.50 stars
– Time to Turn (1982) 3.50 stars
– Performance (1983) 3.50 stars
– Metromania (1984) 4.00 stars


Elton John

– Tumbleweed Connection (1970) 3.50 stars
Madman Across the Water (1971) 4.50 stars
– Honky Château (1972) 3.50 stars
– Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only the Piano Player (1973) 3.50 stars
– Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) 4.00 stars


Elsesphere

– Blind Leading the Blind (2002) 4.00 stars


Elysian Gates

– Crossroads (2016) NOT RATED


Elysium Theory

– Event Horizon (2013) NOT RATED


Embryo

– Opal (1970) NOT RATED
– Rache (1971) NOT RATED
– Father, Son And Holy Ghosts (1972) NOT RATED


Emerald

– Crown of Creation (2004) 4.00 stars


The Emerald Dawn

– Searching for the Lost Key (2014) 3.50 stars
Visions (2017) 4.00 stars


Emerald Mind

– Civilization (2015) 3.50 stars


Emerald Sun

– Regeneration (2011) 4.00 stars


Emerson, Lake & Palmer

– Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970) 4.00 stars
– Tarkus (1971) 4.00 stars
– Pictures at an Exhibition (1972) 4.00 stars
– Trilogy (1972) 4.50 stars
– Brain Salad Surgery (1973) 5.00 stars
– Welcome Back My Friends… (1974) 4.00 stars
– Works Volume 1 (1977) 3.50 stars
– Works Volume 2 (1977) 3.00 stars
– Black Moon (1992) 3.50 stars
– The Return of the Manticore (1993) 4.50 stars
– In the Hot Seat (1994) 3.00 stars

See my “E.L.P. – An Overview” for more information


Emerson, Lake & Powell

– Emerson, Lake & Powell (1986) 4.50 stars

See my “E.L.P. – An Overview” for more information


Empire

– Hypnotica (2001) 3.50 stars
– Chasing Shadows (2007) 4.00 stars


Empty Look Masses

– Time of the Whisperer (2008) 2.00 stars


Empty Tremor

– Apocolokyntosys (1997) 4.50 stars
Eros and Thanatos (2000) 4.50 stars
– The Alien Inside (2004) 4.50 stars
– Iridium (2010) 4.50 stars


Empyrios

– And the Rest Is Silence (2007) 4.00 stars
– The Glorious Sickness (2008) 4.50 stars
– Zion (2013) NOT RATED


Enbound

– And She Says Gold (2011) 4.50 stars


Enchant

– A Blueprint of the World (1993) 4.00 stars
– Wounded (1996) 3.50 stars
– Time Lost (1997) 3.50 stars
– Break (1998) 3.50 stars
– Juggling 9 or Dropping 10 (2000) 4.00 stars
– Blink of an Eye (2002) 4.00 stars
– Tug of War (2003) 4.00 stars
– The Great Divide (2014) 4.50 stars


End of the Dream

All I Am (2015) 4.00 stars


Engine

– Engine (1999) 3.50 stars


England

– Garden Shed (1977) 4.00 stars
– The Last of the Jubblies (1995) 3.50 stars


Eniac Requiem

– Space Eternal Void (1998) 4.50 stars


The Enid

– White Goddess (1998) 2.00 stars


EnkElination

– Tears of Lust (2014) 3.50 stars


Enneade

– Teardrops in Morning Dew (2011) 3.00 stars


Eno

Here Come the Warm Jets (1974) 4.50 stars
– Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (1974) 4.00 stars
– Another Green World (1975) 3.50 stars
– Before and After Science (1977) 3.00 stars


Entwine

– Fatal Design (2006) 3.50 stars


En Vogue

– Funky Divas (1992) 4.00 stars


Epica

– The Phantom Agony (2003) 3.50 stars
– The Divine Conspiracy (2007) 4.00 stars
– Design Your Universe (2009) 4.00 stars
– Requiem for the Indifferent (2012) 4.00 stars

In Epica, the vocalist, Simone Simons, shines on all of the releases, and the band’s Gothic/Symphonic-Metal style is generally entertaining. The musicians are all excellent, and the grand arrangements and sometimes-complex instrumentation is commendable. But in truth, I have one major complaint about this band, and that is the continual use of demonic/growling male vocals (if you can even call them “vocals” as opposed to “noise”), which annoys the hell out of me. Of course, other bands such as After Forever and Nightwish use the “beauty/beast” vocal pairing on occasion, but never to the extreme. In Epica, those “beast” vocals are usually irritating, ruining just about every track on which they appear (which is way too many), and usually keep me from rating the albums even higher or listening to them more often. Still, Simon’s vocals are worth that irritation, but I have to be in just the right mood.


Epidaurus

– Earthly Paradise (1977) NOT RATED
– Endangered (1999) NOT RATED


Epidermis

Genius of Original Force (1977) 4.00 stars
– Feel Me (1990) 3.50 stars


Epignosis

– Still the Waters (2009) 3.00 stars


Epitaph

Outside the Law (1974) 4.00 stars


Epsilon

– Epsilon (1971) 3.50
– Move On (1972) 4.00


Equal Vector

– Aspectations (2009) 3.50 stars


Equinox (FR)

– The City Of Gaia (2014) NOT RATED


Equinox (USA)

– Color of the Time (1995) 4.00 stars


Equirhodont

– Equirhodont Grandiose Magus (2003) 1.50 stars


Eric Steel

– Eric Steel (1984) 3.00 stars


Erik Norlander

– Into the Sunset (2000) 4.00 stars


Eris Pluvia

– Rings of Earthly Light (1991) NOT RATED
– Third Eye Light (2010) NOT RATED
– Different Earths (2016) NOT RATED


Esperanto

– Last Tango (1975) NOT RATED


Espers

– Espers (2004) NOT RATED
– Espers II (2006) NOT RATED


Espíritu

– Crisálida (1974) NOT RATED


Et Cetera

– Et Cetera (1976) 4.00 stars

Heavily influenced by Gentle Giant, but with a female vocalist at the helm.


Eternal Darkness

– Out of Control (2000) 3.50 stars


Eternal Essence

– A Light In The Distance (2012) NOT RATED


Eternal Journey

– The Traveller (2018) NOT RATED


Eternal Legacy

– The Coming of the Tempest (2007) 3.00 stars
– Lifeless Alive (2009) 3.50 stars


Eternity X

– Zodiac (1994) 3.00 stars
– Mind Games (1995) 3.00 stars
– The Edge (1997) 4.00 stars


Ethos

Ardour (1976) 4.50 stars
– Open Up (1977) 3.50 stars


Etna

– Etna (1975) NOT RATED


Eumeria

– Rebel Mind (2011) 4.50 stars


Eureka

– Great Escapes (2015) 3.50 stars


Euroforce

– Euroforce (2005) 3.50 stars


Europe

– Wings of Tomorrow (1984) 3.50 stars
– The Final Countdown (1986) 3.50 stars
– Out of This World (1988) 3.00 stars
– Prisoners in Paradise (1991) 3.50 stars


Evanescence

– Fallen (2003) 3.00 stars


Eveline’s Dust

– The Painkeeper (2016) NOT RATED


The Evenfall

– The Waiting Room (2015) 4.00 stars


Event

– Electric Skies (1998) 4.00 stars


Evergrey

– The Dark Discovery (1998) 3.00 stars
– Solitude Dominance Tragedy (1999) 3.50 stars
– In Search of Truth (2001) 4.00 stars
– Recreation Day (2003) 4.00 stars
– The Inner Circle (2004) 4.00 stars
– Monday Morning Apocalypse (2006) 3.50 stars
– Torn (2008) 3.50 stars
– Glorious Collision (2011) 3.50 stars
– Hymns for the Broken (2014) NOT RATED


Everon

– Paradoxes (1993) 4.00 stars
– Flood (1995) 4.00 stars
– Venus (1997) 4.00 stars
– Fantasma (2000) 4.00 stars
– Bridge (2002) 4.00 stars
– Flesh (2002) 4.00 stars
– North (2008) 4.00 stars


Evership

– Evership (2016) NOT RATED


Everwood

– Mind Games (2005) 4.00 stars
– The Raven’s Nest (2007) 4.50 stars
– Without Saving (2011) 4.50 stars


Every Mother’s Nightmare

– Wake Up Screaming (1993) 2.50 stars


Evil Masquerade

– Welcome to the Show (2004) 4.00 stars
– Theatrical Madness (2005) 4.00 stars
– Third Act (2006) 4.00 stars
– Fade to Black (2009) 4.00 stars
– Pentagram (2012) 4.00 stars
– The Digital Crucifix (2014) 4.00 stars
– The Outcast Hall of Fame (2016) NOT RATED


Evolution

– The First Signs of Life (1996) 3.50 stars


Evolve IV

– Decadent Light (2008) NOT RATED


Exawatt

– Among Different Sights (2011) NOT RATED


Excalion

– Primal Exhale (2005) 4.00 stars
– Waterlines (2007) 4.00 stars
– High Time (2010) 4.00 stars
– Dream Alive (2017) NOT RATED


Exises

– Reternity (1996)


Existence

– Origins (2017) NOT RATED


Exoustia

– The Beginning (2013) NOT RATED


Explorers Club

– Age of Impact (1998) 4.00 stars


Extreme

– Extreme (1989) 3.50 stars
– II Pornograffitti (1990) 2.50 stars
– III Sides to Every Story (1992) 5.00 stars
– Waiting for the Punchline (1995) 3.50 stars


Eye

– Vision And Ageless Light (2016) NOT RATED


Eye 2 Eye

– The Light Bearer (2017) NOT RATED


Eyefear

– 9 Elements of Inner Vision (2004) 4.50 stars
– A World Full of Grey (2007) 4.50 stars
– The Unseen (2008) 4.50 stars
– The Inception of Darkness (2012) NOT RATED


Eyesberg

Blue (2014) 4.00 stars
– Masquerade (2016) NOT RATED


Eyes of Soul

– Cyberian Tales (2011) 4.00 stars


Eyestrings

– Burdened Hands (2004)
– Consumption (2005) 4.50 stars


Eyevory

– Inphantasia (2016) NOT RATED


EZO

EZO (1987) 4.00 stars
– Fire Fire (1989) 4.50 stars


Ezra

– Shapes (1994) 4.00 stars
– Big Smiley Sun (1999) 4.00 stars
– Songs From Pennsylvania (2006) 4.00 stars