I was rather surprised the first time I heard
Eden. “Shameless” is so called industrial, electronic, goth,
techno metal. Saints Of Eden are a good example why labeling bands in a
specific genre can become a problem. There are nice beats built-in and throughout
this four track EP. The larger parts of their songs are industrial or techno.
Random goth, metal, rap parts fill in the rest. Better parts in my opinion
are the few decent metal riffs, goth and growling vocals, as well as guest
rap vocal by T. Amore on “Shameless,” along with the video.
It’s industrial, alternative, and gothic, plus more, all rolled into
one. However, it’s too electronic form me. I don’t mind electronica,
but from the metal point of view, techno is techno and isn’t metal.
While this does have metal and industrial traits, the techno overwhelms
me at times. It actually ruins parts for me. “The Price You Gotta
Pay” is my favorite track, it’s an industrial/ techno ball of
fire; the highlight of the album. Metalheads beware; this may be too un-metal
Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins