April 7, 2013

Edenbridge - Sunrise in Eden (2000)

If there ever was a genre to be called Indian Metal, this debut album from Austrian metalheads Edenbridge would rank as Nr.1, forever holding its own on a self-made throne of fire and ice, ruling over all mortals and crushing anything and anyone who may dare to fight it. And it does so with a unique blend of power metal arrangements, clear as an angel female vocals and some very eccentric yet clever use of folk instruments.

You see, I’m very picky when it comes to power metal, since many a band tend to overdo their songs just for the sake of pretentiousness. Sunrise in Eden, however, has none of these flaws. It has flow, magnitude, excellent soloing and keeps at all times a great sense of direction. You won’t find any bad songs here, just a very good mix of old-school-meets-new-school-metal delivery and that’s simply enough for me to come back to it and give it a spin once every few months.

I strongly recommend you should do the same.

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