Tomorrow’s Eve are on the brink of a comeback with their 5th studio album and third part in their Mirror of Creation series of records — this one titled “Mirror Of Creation III – Project Ikaros”. The prog-metal rockers are known for their observance of humanity. They take a genre that often moves into the fictional and instead use it to, well, hold a mirror up to the world as it stands.
The ways in which Tomorrow’s Eve break down the norms of their genre are many, but right off the bat they jump in with two songs (“Morpheus” and “Bread and Circuses”) that feature female protagonists. “Mirror Of Creation III – Project Ikaros” is always walking the line between the personal and the societal, with a heavy tilt towards current events coming in the middle of the record with “The System” and “Dream Within a Dream”.
This all speaks to the strength that this record has in creating narrative. The album opens with “Welcome to the Show”, which fittingly introduces that circus melodies and themes that come into play, and it all comes together with “Gods Among Each Other”, which features the lyrics, “Now the end is near as the story’s finally coming to an end”. “Dream Within a Dream” also finds a match in the similarly delicately opening “Somnium Ex Machina” — both of which describe moving against an endless system.
Perhaps the most immediately noticeable thing about the music of Tomorrow’s Eve is their propensity for musical experimentation and their focus on melody. “Inner Sanctum” opens with a distant grooviness unlike anything else on the album before it opens into near-celebratory synths. There is also a playfulness with romanticism as noted on “Imago”, despite a heaviness and a sort of stasis in energy. Each of these pushes at genre serve to keep “Mirror Of Creation III – Project Ikaros” fresh and alive.
“Mirror Of Creation III – Project Ikaros” is as blunt as it is complex, and works to hold a mirror up to reality while keeping you on your toes. The album will be released on April 27th, 2018.