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Edenfall - Under Sultry Moons And Velvet Skies

Under Sultry Moons And Velvet Skies
by Jay Pearson at 14 July 2014, 4:28 PM

Born from the ashes in the small UK City of Cheltenham, EDENFALL are well established Gothic Doom band drawn together by, what seems like, a dark aesthetic. Formed in 2009, EDENFALL already have one full release under their belts with: "Forever Fallen."

"Under Sultry Moons And Velvet Skies"
, is their latest effort and I stand to say, mixing Gothic and Doom, my expectations were neither high or low. The album opens with "The Rhinemaiden's Song", which floats you on a cloud of eerie unease, before dropping you into the track that really sets them off, "Thistles Cairn". The second track mixes both melody and hard hitting riffing, with an element of audio storytelling and epic fantasy ripping throughout the song.

"Thistles Cairn", much like a few track on the album, such as: "Obsidian", "Wolves" and "The Wyvern Child" are what I would label, the more 'catchier' songs from their release. These tracks to me are the clear stand-out tracks, as they take you on a journey, in which there seems to be no escape, other than to battle through.
Though I cannot take away any credit from the rest of the track list, as each song holds melodic resonance amongst the other tracks, the album itself hits you in waves of emotional thought patterns. "Wandering Moon" waxes and wanes, before the final track, "She Brings the Winter", almost sums up every song from the track list and concludes the journey, dabbling in each of the melodic escapes or heavy riffs, from its predecessors.

I have to point out though, that although they claim to be a Gothic Doom band, they left me speechless on "Escaping", the eighth track on the album is something of an orchestral beauty, so different from the other songs, but so fitting as well. This band show great potential and I really enjoyed this journey.

4 Star Rating

1. The Rhinemaiden's Song
2. Thistle's Cairn
3. Obsidian
4. Dark Wings, Dark Words
5. Wolves
6. Made of Mist
7. The Wyvern Child
8. Escaping
9. Wandering Moon
10. She Brings the Winter
Clare Webster - Lead Vocals
Rob George – Lead / Rhythm Guitars, Vocals
Steve Mercy – Lead / Rhythm Guitars, Vocals
Sean Brazil - Bass Guitar
Marcelo Teixeira – Drums, Percussion
Record Label: Independent


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