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RELEASED ON 1/1/2007
Fall Of Eden
Dawn Of A New Age
posted on 10/2007 By:
There’s something to be said for an innocent youthful vigor. Like a super cute puppy that knocks stuff over and makes messes, you just can’t help like them when they look up at you with those big eyes. Chicago’s Fall of Eden is that puppy.
These (literally) kids play a sort of fantasy inspired, 3 Inches of Blood meets Forefather meets Children of Bodom with a hint of Epoch of Unlight form of melodic black metal meets heavy metal/rock, and to be truthful, it’s at times incredibly sloppy, and sounds like well, a bunch of kids. But, on the flip side, the rollicking licks, solos and honest delivery are moderately addictive.
Even with some horrid clean vocal segments and some pretty iffy, overly busy guitar work, at times Fall of Eden generally deliver some really nice, entertaining, high energy folk, fantasy tinged riffs and solos. Granted the mix is a tad off, and until the band get a bit tighter and focus a little better on not squeezing as many solos as they can into one song, they won't get a big record deal soon. But if they fix those things, there’s enough youthful talent and wide eyed, unabashed peer worship and skill here to make waves.
Galloping, guilty pleasure tracks like “Waste of Life”, “Dawn of a New Age”, and the acoustic drenched instrumental “Valhalla” generally offset slightly awkward, try-too-hard but honest sounding tracks like “Awaken Child”, “End Draws Near” and “An Angels Last Prayer”--all have the ill advised clean vocals, though they somehow work in “Here’s the Line”. The normal blackened rasp is far more effective though.
The final promising point is the epic, battle sample laden instrumental closer “Battle of the Gods”, that at over 12 minutes, manages to make the clichéd, shouting, steel on steel sound effects more interesting with a steady mid paced riffage in the background. The end result is a promising independent release from a very young band I’ll be keeping an eye out for.
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