EDEN’S CURSE – Trinity

EDEN'S CURSE - Trinity
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    EDEN'S CURSE - Trinity - 9/10


AFM Records
Release date: March 18, 2011

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80s Melodic Heavy Metal is back once again to consume you. Eden’s Curse, since 2006, has been sinking its teeth into what is true in Metal. The band is a multi-national based group, therefore its music shares the wide perception of being both European and American Old School Metal. Taking their influences from acts such as the legendary Dio, post-Ozzy Black Sabbath, and the 80s era of Dokken, these guys have brought the best of what 80s Metal had to offer. Their new album Trinity, via AFM Records, is a presentation of another vintage kickass release.

Even though their chosen intro for the album wasn’t such a grand overture of what was next to come, the storm afterwards is worth the wait. Trinity is definitely not what you would call the new generation of Metal. The mixture of Heavy Metal and slight reminders of Hard N’ Heavy elements is simply outstanding and creates a full load of unforgettable moments… some great and some even more miraculous. In addition, it’s a great tribute to one of giants of Heavy Metal, Ronnie James Dio (R.I.P.).

The overall music isn’t as aggressive as what is typically heard in Modern Metal. Its peak heaviness is channeled more by the infusion of strong main riffs, along with classic melodies created both by guitarist Thorsten Koehne and keyboard man Alessandro Del Vecchio. In front of the music stands the band’s velvet voice, Michael Eden (also Michael St. Allen), a highly rated vocalist that is presented in a sort of smoothness that makes it easy to connect. Alongside Eden, some of the other members of the band helped on achieving an impressive vocalic aura with their backup. In the end, besides the mentioned trio, the entire crew of Eden’s Curse came up with compositions that would probably inspire others to follow their lead.

Trinity charges on with some high profile tracks that should be noticed. Even if the overall picture will tell you to take the entire album head on and enjoy the moments, here are some would be classics: “Jerusalem Sleeps”, a rather constructive output, yet, one of Eden’s Curse’s most powerful career moments; “Rock ‘N’ Roll Children”, a smashing performance for remembering one of Metal’s pillars, and on that same note, “Children Of The Tide” will remind how Dio influenced this group in such a positive way; “Saints Of Tomorrow”, an explosive 80s combustion by the book; “No Holy Man”, featuring James Labrie of Dream Theater, presents a very interesting duo of two vocalists who share the same voice pattern; and “Black Widow”, the opposite of the former, presents a great duet with Andi Deris of Helloween, on a speedy tune and probably one of the most aggressive of the album.

Trinity is most likely Eden’s Curse strongest achievement to date. Although the production should have been revised because of several inconsistencies, it surely provides the band with a killer sound that keeps the hunger for more 80s Metal jewels alive.


  1. Trinitas Sanctus (Intro)
  2. Trinity
  3. Saints Of Tomorrow
  4. No Holy Man (Feat. James LaBrie)
  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 (Feat. Andi Deris)
  11. Jerusalem Sleeps
  12. Rock ‘N’ Roll Children (Dio cover)


Michael Eden – Vocals
Thorsten Koehne – Guitars
Paul Logue – Bass, Vocals
Alessandro Del Vecchio – Keyboards, Vocals
Pete Newdeck – Drums


  • Lior Stein

    Lior was a reviewer, DJ and host for our Thrash Metal segment called Terror Zone, based out of Haifa, Israel. He attributes his love of Metal to his father, who got him into bands like Deep Purple, Rainbow, Boston, and Queen. When he was in junior high he got his first Iron Maiden CD, The Number Of The Beast. That's how he started his own collection of albums. Also, he's the guitarist, vocalist and founder of the Thrash Metal band Switchblade. Most of his musical influences come from Metal Church, Vicious Rumors, Overkill, and Annihilator.

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