Eden’s Curse – Trinity – Album Review
|Fans Of:||Helloween, Dio, Queensryche|
|Download This:||Trinity, Jerusalem Sleeps|
Trinity is the third album from melodic metal five-piece Eden’s Curse. Trinity begins in a very strange way, first track ‘’Trinitas sancutus (intro)’’ is a spoken/acted out piece which sounds like it belongs on concept album. I’m not sure of the purpose and just found myself skipping it most of the times I listened to the album. After this strange intro the album strays into very familiar territory, and by familiar territory I mean they start to sound more or less exactly like Queensryche through the majority of the first half of the album. The intro/main riff to ‘’No holy man’’ sounds exactly like the main riff from Queensryche’s seminal ‘’I don’t believe in love’. This is not necessarily a bad thing; bands wear their influences on their sleeve all the time, however in the case of Eden’s Curse I found it very difficult to see the individuality of the band behind this. This is a shame as the more you listen to the band the more you notice that there are some good ideas on the album, they’re just slightly over-shadowed by the sense that you’ve heard it before.
One of the tracks that actually stands out above the rest is ‘’Black widow’’. The track features guest vocals from Andi Deris (Helloween) and while I’m not normally a fan of dual male vocals it work surprisingly well on this track. This track also feels like one of the few were the band stop being overly conscious of the song writing and let loose. ‘’Jerusalem sleeps’’ has a real feel of modern day Judas Priest, and is by far and away my favourite track on the album. The sitar intro, gives way to a steady guitar riff that provides a steady backdrop for Michael Eden’s impressive vocal range.
The more I listened to this album the more it grew on me. I often found myself unknowingly humming along to the vocal melodies, or wanting to break out some impromptu air guitar to the tuneful, skillful solos. There are songs I definitely wanted to hear more of, but they were unfortunately spoiled by tracks that felt old even on the first listen. Eden’s curse have the potential, it just feels as if they need to discover their own identity.
1. Trinitas Sanctus
3. Saints Of Tomorrow
4. No Holy Man (feat. James LaBrie)
5. Guardian Angel
6. Can´t Fool The Devil
7. Rivers Of Destiny
8. Dare To Be Different
9. Children Of The Tide
10. Black Widow (feat. Andi Deris)
11. Jerusalem Sleeps
12. Rock´N´Roll Children (Dio cover)