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Eden's Curse: Trinity

Eden's Curse made quite an impact back in 2007 when their self titled debut album full of hard rocking melodic rock burst onto the scene. Impressively 2008's follow up release The Second Coming was an even better collection of in your face riffs, snarling, urgent vocals and driving beats that gained the band huge and well deserved acclaim. Formed round the bass power and song writing of Scotsman Paul Logue (David Readman) and the vocal prowess of Michael Eden (Seven Ten), the pair quickly added the guitar pyrotechnics of Thorsten Koehne (Demon Drive) the thunderous drumming of Pete Newdeck (Paul Dianno's Killers/Lionsheart) and the keyboard virtuosity of Freddy Doernberg (Axel Rudi Pell/Therion) to construct a line up that had the power, precision and passion to hammer out the classiest melodic hard rock your likely to come across. Between that second release and the band's new album Trinity, the band have parted company with Doernberg, but not only has the addition of Alessandro Del Vecchio (Glenn Hughes/Edge Of Forever) kept the Eden's Curse momentum going, it has accelerated it further.

The formula is the same as before, with brutal hard rock riffs being seamlessly fused to glorious melodies and with Del Vecchio adding mighty slabs of keyboards to the mix, the effect is simply fantastic. Add to that Newdeck's precision percussion and a vocalist that really should be held as a leader of this genre and there's no doubt that Eden's Curse have the recipe for success. You could really pick out any of the eleven tracks on this album as fantastic examples of how melodic hard rock should be attacked and in fact I really can't think of another band in this arena right now with the same confidence, conviction and downright bloody good songs. The track that seems to be gaining Eden's Curse well deserved attention is the awesome "Black Widow", where Eden teams up with Helloween vocalist Andi Deris to fantastic effect, with the powering riff and driving bass and drums managing to create a tough edge with an ultra catchy chorus in a way that many have tried before, but failed. The highlights just keep coming, with the title track, "Can't Fool The Devil" and "Dare To Be Different" all hammering home with blistering effect, as they combine the heaviness of Dio with the suave class of Deep Purple and the catchiness of the Scorpions. Time and again Koehne impresses with solos of the highest order while Del Vecchio's keyboards consistently back him up, not to mention that Eden's singing is so charismatic and full throated that it is impossible not to be completely sold on his abilities. Dream Theater's James LaBrie also shows up on the excellent, brooding "No Holy Man", but in truth while the guest slots are more than welcome, all they do is add to an already hugely compelling mix.

The album closes out with a fantastic cover of Dio's "Rock And Roll Children" and while there may well never be another man in the class of the much missed former Rainbow and Black Sabbath frontman, Eden does come close to matching him on what is an excellent, if extremely faithful addition to this album.

I've shied away from giving the third in hopefully a long list of Eden's Curse albums the full five out of five based on the hunch that there is even better to come from the multi-national five piece. In the mean time, you should revel in a fantastic album from a band that deserve, nay demand you attention!

Track Listing
1. Trinitas Sanctus
2. Trinity
3. Saints Of Tomorrow
4. No Holy Man
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
11. Jerusalem Sleeps
12. Rock´N´Roll Children

Added: March 28th 2011
Reviewer: Steven Reid
Related Link: Eden's Curse MySpace
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Language: english

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