Have you ever heard an album that made you want to break bones? Me neither. Anyways, I decided to grab my last review of a non-major label so I can moves on to the big stuff. Actually, I decided I liked this album the most out of all of the 5 or 6 I last received and saved it for last. Can you guess why? It's metalcore! OH damn! Hot damn on a plate of sin it's on!
Today's installment comes from Candlelight Records. Hailing from some f**king place that I can't find on the internet, Lost Eden pushes some pretty good palm-mutes and screams topped off by double bass-pedals and some riffage to make the good ole' metalcore that I love. Harmonious at times, the album, Cycle Repeats, seems to blend everything that would make any fan of the metalcore genre get up and punch that air right in its massive stomach.
Congrats to the vocalist (whose name is still kind of iffy on the official page's biography) "Norio" who manages to mix the scream and singing ratio up to not kill the listener with Between the Buried & Me type singing. And I'll give it up to the guitarists who manage to not rip-off too much other metalcore stuff throughout the whole album giving it an actual, distinct sound. Everything else is good---hands down. I can't say it any better than that. It's good. Believe you me.*
But in all seriousness, Candlelight Records did a good job picking up Lost Eden (who after searching online turns out isn't a German band containing "Rhythmussektion mit 'Mr. Funk' Fόxle am Bass"). Cycle Repeats ended up being a good album overall. Sure you could call the 'typical metalcore' card on these guys, but I'd pick them over bands like Sikth or Burning Skies or It Dies Today. Kudos Lost Eden.
* or die ;)
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