We Are NOT Role Models For Your Lif | Gazarri's Basement | 05/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Released in 1990, Eyes self titled cd is well worth the money if you can find it. The scorching vocals by Jeff Scott Soto and tight melodic riffs by the band will be sure to please any fan of the melodic hair band metal. Fans of Def Leppard,Bulletboys,Firehouse and Steelheart will dig this disc...buy it."
Straight between the Eyes
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 03/17/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While the 1990 self-titled debut release by the band Eyes is certainly a good album, the main reason to check it out is the presence of journeyman vocalist Jeff Scott Soto. Soto, who has made his mark working with the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen, Axel Rudi Pell, his own band Talisman, and (briefly) as lead singer of AOR icons Journey, joined Eyes as a replacement for James Christian, who left to front House of Lords.
The self-titled Eyes album was very much a product of its time, straddling the line between hard rock and AOR. It's the kind of feel-good party rock from a time when bands like Firehouse, Bon Jovi, Bad English, and Damn Yankees were dominating the airwaves. Personally, I think comparisons to Von Groove or Tyketto are more appropriate, but like Eyes, neither of those bands received any radio airplay. The album stuck pretty close to the formula, with party anthems ("Callin' All Girls", "I Can't Get Enough"), the obligatory ballad ("Nobody Said It Was Easy"), catchy songs, guitar hooks, and of course a solid vocal performance by Soto. The album's most interesting moment is probably the band's version of the song "Don't Turn Around", an old R&B track previously covered by reggae artists Aswad (and later by dance act Ace of Bass).
Eyes is not a classic album, or even that important in its particular genre, but it is a good, fun, rock album. And the world can always use another one of those. Soto fans are definitely going to want to hunt down a copy, and fans of the late 80's and early 90's rock scene should check it out as well, assuming you can find a copy. Speaking of which, this CD has been bootlegged in recent years, so be sure you're getting the real thing when you're asked to pay a "collectors" price for a copy."
Eyes self titled CD
J. Sieroslawski | Buffalo,NY | 06/28/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Awesome CD if you can find this out of print CD. I actually had the original tape of this. I found the CD on ebay and paid $25 for it and it was worth it. Jeff Scott Soto has a great voice and the band has that classic 80's metal sound. There is a great hidden song at the end of the CD (Somebody to Love),which is a vocal insturmental and really shows how great Soto's voice is-along with the rest of the band harmonizing beautifully together on the chorus. This is one band that should have made it big along with Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Dokken, Ratt,etc, but they came out at the wrong time -1990, when Metal was killed by Nirvana and the rest of the alternative bands. If you like 80's metal and can find this CD, definetly buy it!"