Demo 2009 by Eden (Self-released)
From the city that brought the world several brands of beer, Harley Davidsons and the Milwaukee Metalfest arrives a young collective that goes by the name of Eden. While most bands their age attempt to copy whatever the current trend is, Eden is out to create one of their very own – it’s called “doompop” and it’s certainly an interesting concept that should intrigue many to investigate what these young musicians have to offer.
On the three demo tracks contained within, one could easily hear the passion and conviction Eden places into their music. 1159 is a grand rocking anthem that should really gain the band attention with its wondrous melodies and dynamic sense of lyrical urgency. Starlight Drive is haunting and ominous in scope, while rocking the listener with its infectious choruses. The real stunner is Once Illuminated, featuring beautifully impassioned vocals by Matt Lidwin and a subtle yet effective acoustic guitar accompaniment. The trio of songs featured are creative and memorable, leaving one wanting to hear a whole lot more.
The talented Eden lineup consists of the aforementioned Matt Lidwin on vocals, Kevin Organ on guitar, Keith Robie on bass, and Steve Wolf on drums. They’ve already appeared at well-known venues in Milwaukee such as The Rave and The Miramar and are beginning to become noticed beyond the Midwest due to their Myspace presence. They may call it doompop, but the future looks bright and rosy for the artistic guys in Eden.
(Review by Kenneth Morton)
(Photo by Dylon Schroeder)
Eden on Myspace