I truly had my doubts about the German progrock band Alias Eye´s new album "In-between" because I thought their previous album "In Focus" from 2006 was a really weak effort, I didn´t get their crossover of fusion, pop and progrock. But to my joy, the new album is more solid and the band focus on more pomp-ish prog and less fusion which isn´t their strongest side. The only fusion-like track is "In-between" and it´s a disaster if you ask me, another weird track is the funky "All the rage" which feels so misplaced here. But other than that, the album is quite enjoyable and their singer Philip Griffiths reminds a bit of Dennis DeYoung (Styx). The opening with "Arabesque" and "Break what we knew" will please fans of Lucifers Friend and Opus (early era, before their terrible hit "Life is life"). Another mighty fine track is "Take what´s mine" that bring thoughts to Supertramp and even Saga, we also get a great cover version of Beggars Opera´s "Time machine".