|Review: Eden's Curse - Trinity|
Label: AFM Records
Year released: 2011
Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal
Review online: April 21, 2011
Reviewed by: Christopher Foley
Rated 4/5 (80%) (8 Votes)
Eden's Curse have always been one of the more melodic bands I've heard, largely due to frontman Michael Eden's vocals, the man simply "brings it" in terms of melody and his voice is without a doubt one of the drawing factors to Eden's Curse. Speaking of vocals we see two guest vocalists here, Andi Deris and James LaBrie – awesome! Labrie provides backing vocals throughout and at first they do stick out like a sore thumb, James' voice has always been instantly identifiable but on consecutive listens I've come to the conclusion that they're the perfect complement to Michael's silky vocals.
Trinity boasts 10 excellent original tracks from the band, all quality exercises in melodic heavy metal, which is both catchy and heart-warming. Also included amidst the track listing are your obligatory intro and a nice cover of Dio's "Rock N' Roll Children". Standout tracks would have to include the almost Queensrÿche-like "No Holy Man" which features the duet with Michael and James LaBrie. With an excellent chorus and driving rhythm section it's hard not to enjoy this. Other standouts would include power metal stylings of "Can't Fool the Devil" and "Black Widow" both of which include awesome riffs and double pedal work, and the latter featuring Andi Deris' vocal talents who again works well with Michael Eden.
Overall Trinity is a quality slice of melodic heavy/power metal. I'd love to see the band embrace more of the double-kicked style, as I think it is something they could do very well. However I can't argue, as this album is packed full of great melodies and quality hooks. This will mostly appeal to melodic metal and power metal fans, those who like more crunch or something a little more extreme won't find too much to enjoy. But, if melody is your game, then Eden's Curse are a band I urge you to check out. Recommended.
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