The Eden Prophecy - The Return Of The King

Published Thursday 10th May 2007
The Eden Prophecy - The Return Of The King
The Eden Prophecy - The Return Of The King

STYLE: Rock
RATING 2 2
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 22507-12341
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £5.00

Reviewed by Peter Dilley

Like their horticultural near-namesake, the Eden Prophecy are based in Cornwall, and they've been putting out low-budget rock and ambient CDs for a few years now. Although the line-up remains listed as Damon Newman and Paul Howarth, the accompanying statement "all instrumentation, vocals and lyrics by Damon Newman" implies that Paul must have opted out of active involvement in this particular venture. So what's here is a one man, home studio, prog rock project, and as a result it lacks the drive, energy and synergy of a full band recording and often veers right off-course with prolonged instrumental passages. It may be so that small is beautiful, but in my view if Damon and Paul really do want their music to make an impact, they sorely need to find two or three more musicians with whom they can develop and hone their ideas into something more engaging, test them out live, and only then go back into the studio.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Wind Portals [Listen]
2. The Return Of The King [Listen]
3. Spanish Sunrise [Listen]
4. Real Dreams [Listen]
5. The Aliens Have Landed [Listen]
6. Peace Of Mind [Listen]
7. 70 X 7 Syndrome [Listen]
8. Alien Love [Listen]
9. Divine Symmetry [Listen]
10. Metal Fatigue [Listen]
11. Deeper Blue [Listen]
12. Sapphire [Listen]

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