From page 79 of Classic Rock Magazine July 2001
'The Truth a Little More'
(Z Records Advance CD)
Given that Eclipse's guitarist, Magnus Henrikson, lists one of his hobbies as "submarines" and that these guys are heavily touted to be the next Europe, scepticism was already flowing through my veins before I even put the damn thing on. Which just goes to show that preconceptions about Swedish AOR bands are not always right. Because, although by no means a revolutionary release, 'The Truth And A Little More' is actually a competent and powerful release, and Eclipse are most definitely not as bland as I was expecting.
Obvious highlights are the poprock of 'The Only One' and 'I Believe In You' which demonstrate their aptitude for creating a richly textured sound, with layered keyboards providing a backdrop for some nifty guitar work. Vocalist Erik Martenson also possesses a powerful and soulful voice, occasionally reminiscent of Paul Rodgers. The album also contains guest appearances from Mats Olausson (exYngwie Malsteen) and Kee Marcello (Europe). Yet Eclipse also have a tendency to revert to type, with 'The Way I Feel' and 'How Many Times' being tiresome and predictable. Overall then, a passionate, if unessential, release.
Rich Wilson *****