Eden’s Curse: Cardinal

Artist: Eden’s Curse
Album: Cardinal
Genre: Metal / Hard Rock
Label: AFM Records
Release Date: October 14, 2016

Review:
Prior to hearing Cardinal by Eden’s Curse, I was completely unaware of the band’s existence. But, man am I ever aware of Eden’s Curse now. This album simply blew me away. Keep in mind, that I had no expectations when I first put Cardinal on for a listen. From the opening track, “Prophets Of Doom” I was hooked. My first thought was, How the hell have I missed hearing about this band before. Not only is this album great, but this band has done something special.

First of all, metal seems to be split into all kinds of sub-genres these days, but I’ll be damned if I can put a definitive label on Eden’s Curse. And that’s precisely why this album is so good. I can hear influences from many bands and a definite 80’s metal vibe, but at the same time they’ve managed to breathe new life into that sound and give it a modern twist that makes it sound energetic and fresh.

The vocals are very distinctive and really add a kick to their sound. The guitar riffs are catchy as hell, the bass and drums will pound you into oblivion, and last but not least, the use of keyboards on this album are appropriate and used in a very tasteful and complementary way to the heaviness of the songs.

This album is on target from start to finish. Every track on here is simply fantastic. I am eagerly anticipating hearing more from these guys.If you’re a metal fan, and Eden’s Curse doesn’t make you want to bang your head, then you’re probably dead.

Track Listing:
01. PROPHETS OF DOOM
02. SELL YOUR SOUL
03. THE GREAT PRETENDER
04. MESSIAH COMPLEX
05. FIND MY WAY
06. KINGDOM OF SOLITUDE
07. UTOPIAN DREAMS
08. THIS IS OUR MOMENT
09. ROME’S ON FIRE
10. UNCONDITIONAL (Featuring Liv Kristine)
11. SAINTS & SINNERS
12. JERICHO

Band Members:
Nikola Mijic: vocals
Thorsten Koehne: guitar
Paul Logue: bass
Chrism: keyboards
John Clelland: drums

http://www.edenscurse.com/

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