Ebonivory – The Long Dream I: A Review

Ebonivory – The Long Dream I: A Review

25th May 2020 0 By Owen Edmonds

Aussie prog metallers Ebonivory release the first part of a double header in June with The Long Dream I. I am a really big fan of prog metal (prog of all types really) so I was looking forward to checking this one out.

My initial reaction was that the album is really polished. Almost Metallica style. Now I’m not a fan of bands playing a single note, then manipulating it in a computer to make it ‘perfect’ and putting it into the track, I much prefer to hear real people playing real instruments. Mistakes and all. However, that almost put off the entire album but I kept my mind as open as I could and persevered.

Thankfully, there are some nice pieces here. For example there is a vocal section in “Cats” which soars and sounds great, there is a great bass section in “Explosions After Dark” and I like pretty much all of “Tales of Termina”. The final song “Introvection” is pretty solid too making the final few songs lift the entire album.

The album as a whole is good, but it’s not great.

However, I will be back for The Long Dream II, here’s hoping that one will knock my socks off.


Score 6.5/10

Track Listing

  1. Introduction
  2. Hanmer Street
  3. Persist
  4. Patting the Black Dog
  5. Cats
  6. A Colour I’m Blind To
  7. Sea Sons
  8. In Reverie
  9. Window Man
  10. Explosions After Dark
  11. Tales of Termina
  12. The Bluegums
  13. Introvection
    Wild Thing Records
    5 June 2020

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