Maybe the powder
is a bit wet, because this album is really, really slow to ignite!
But given the right amount of time things start to open for anyone,
who has the patience and energy to discover Eyes of Eden.
this new German gothic rock band is Waldemar Sorychta, who has
assembled a very skilful band to guide us through the air-waves of
this sonic journey. He has created an atmospheric sphere of
mystical, dark and bittersweet gothic rock, which is brought to life
by Waldermar's razor-sharp guitar playing and the excellent voice of
vocalist Franziska Huth.
everything is in perfect place, but I wouldn't expect anything less
from a guy, who has produced such genre highlights as Tiamat's 'Wildhoney',
Moonspell's 'Memorial' or any of the Lacuna Coil albums. Learning
from and helping all of those bands out has surely paid off, and the
album has a perfectly balanced and crystal clear production, which
fits the dark atmosphere very well.
that shines is gold - and a few songs never really ignite and that
leaves me a bit frustrated, because the cornerstones are in place
for an great gothic rock experience. The rest has the substance to
stand the distance, and makes this a rollercoaster ride with its ups
and downs, mostly up - the 3 songs mentioned below belongs among the
best this genre has offered this year.
Don't get me
wrong, this is not a bad album, actually it wins a little bit by
each spin, but the potential is just so much bigger than the
tracks: "Star", "Sleeping Minds" & "Not Human Kind"