all began back in 2001 when the quartet of Martin Damguard, Andreas
Schumann, Thomas Kuhlmann and Rasmus Kostending started a band at school.
As with all young bands they were finding their feet and trying out different
styles of metal when their teacher Michael Bodin asked if the guys would
like to try some tunes he had written and almost immediately the
chemistry was there and Third Eye was born.
were progressing great guns but the band still needed to fill the
vocalist spot. The band thought they found the perfect candidate in
Casper Grieff but this was only a short alliance as in 2007 Greiff left
the band. With the band on the verge of completing the bands first full
length album things weren’t looking good. After six months luck would
have it that Michael ran into Per Johansson and the seeds were once
again the band were plagued with set backs putting the album back nearly
12 months, following that keyboardist Kostending left the band and once
looked like the album would be have to be put on hold once more, but luckily
Finn Zierler (Beyond Twilight) stepped in to help with the keyboards on
the title 'Recipe For Disaster' might seem a bit apt, but was it worth the
wait? Well to be quite honest yes, it may have taken a few spins
to fully get into, but
this album is a really great metal album.
album gets underway with ‘Solitary Confinement’, a real gritty
opening salvo from the guitars of Kuhlmann but it’s the tremendous
metal vocals of Johansson that give the metal giants like Rob Halford
and Ralf Schweepers a run for their money.
chunky riffs and thunderous rhythms of the ‘Recipe For Disaster’
are up next, with Johansson again unleashing a tidal wave of power enthused
vocals once more. This is a heavier piece than the opener and shows the
band are stuck on one style of metal and are willing to take a chance or
two on the album.
is a dark vein running through the album at times like the massive
‘Dark Angel’ and ‘Eye of Insanity’, but there are also some more
sublime metal moments like the melodic tones of Six Feet Under’ and
the almost sedate ‘Darkness Into Dawn’, where Johansson brings in both
the light and dark side of his vocal might.
metal comes thick and fast like a AK47 on overkill with ‘Snake In The
Grass’ then ‘The Sacred and the Profane’, a track that has a Prog
Metal feel but doesn’t feel apart from what has gone before. The
album closer ‘The Psychiatrist’ which starts off with a narrative
intro and builds from here into a real classy metal masterpiece that
rounds off a great album. Let's hope others think the same, because after
all the trials and tribulations the band have gone through in their
short lifetime, they deserve a shot at the big time.
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