The Promise 2. Evil Logic 3. Dance Of The Dead 5. Demons Of Earth 6. Epitaph 7. Flicker Of Faith 8. Shades Of You 9. Sorrows Land Of Filth And Money. New Eden wasn't kidding around when they named their sophomore album. Especially for a power metal release, the riffs seemed awfully sloppy. It took several listens to figure out that what sounded sloppy was actually quite intricately plotted out. It's the old Led Zeppelin credo of "tight-but-loose" in action.
Colmenares, who used to play in Steel Prophet, and fellow guitarist Oscar Gomez, do their best work on the disc's second track, "Evil Logic," which utilizes the twin-guitar attack well. I also enjoy the Get On The Bus - Destinys Child - The Writings On The Wall that, where much power metal has a sense of lightness about it, New Eden goes for a heavy, almost thrashy approach to the intros of "Demons Of Earth" and "Epitaph," and the subject matter of both is quite a bit darker than your average swords and sorcery power metal fare.
Vocalist Tony Devita has the clean, soaring approach of Epitaph - New Eden - Obscure Master Plan power metal singers, but who he really reminds me of is ex-Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna in many ways. If the band, as it existed in when this album was recorded only Colmenares remains now had one weak link, it was drummer Michael O.
Songs like "Epitaph" and "Flicker Of Faith" really suffer from his overly simple approach, which tends to make the songs sound slower than they really are. On this disc, Colmenares also handled the bass parts, and he's competent enough. The intro to "The Promise" has an interesting bass line that combines with the clean electric guitars well. That said, the Epitaph - New Eden - Obscure Master Plan is mixed a bit low for my taste.
The re-release is limited to 2, copies, so if you're interested, you'd probably better grab it up quick.
It took a while to grow on me, but "Obscure Master Plan" won me over — despite its decidedly sub par drumming Epitaph - New Eden - Obscure Master Plan with its superb guitar work and vocals. Lows: Sub par drumming mars most tracks, bass is mixed too low. Bottom line: An okay addition to the power metal canon, but one that suffers from overly simple drumming. Get more info including news, reviews, interviews, links, etc.
Subscribe to our feed to get updates automatically or subscribe by email to receive a daily digest of heavy metal news. Metal Underground. Reviewed by EdgeoftheWorld on September 7, "Vocalist Tony Devita has the clean, soaring approach of many power metal singers, but who he really reminds me of is ex-Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna in many ways.
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