From The Other SideMusic • CD
Dark Pop • Gothic
21/08/2011, Didier BECU
People carrying a cross is nothing new on a cover but in the case of Exit To Eden it is, as the torture instrument has the form of a guitar.
Genius or just some bad joke?
We guess it's a mixture that presents us the best of both worlds as this Austrian band surely know how to deliver a good goth-rock song even if a genre like dark rock has its place as well.
On this debut they're represented by eight songs and from the very first moments it's crystal clear that singer RadoMir must have stood several times in front of mirror pretending to be Carl McCoy or Andrew Eldritch.
Nothing wrong with that, especially if they can manage to write a song like "Sarah" (without any doubt the strongest track on here or closing track "Remember" that could have graced any Bauhaus album).
Not all compositions are that strong and at times we felt that the guitar sound could have been a bit more adventurous. But there's still a future for this band, who played gigs with the likes of Vic Anselmo, Nik Page, Last days Of Jesus and Tanzwut.
Some will accuse them of clinging too much to the past and even if you can see quite well which heroes might have inspired them, Exit To Eden is a more than nice, welcome for people who like the sound of old school goth-rock that doesn’t avoid the rock part.
PAPA TOPO • La Chica Vampira
ORPHX • Radiotherapy
PROYECTO MIRAGE • Slaves Of Capital
TZOLK'IN • Tonatiuh
THE SHOES • Crack My Bones
PLACEBO EFFECT • Gargoyles & Galleries
PETE AND THE PIRATES • One Thousand Pictures
LIQUID G. • Biohazard & Medical Waste
PETER ACKROYD • Poe, A Life Cut Short | Edgar Allan Poe, de biografie
DANCE OR DIE • Nostradamnation
Same combination of genres: DARK POP + GOTHIC
LEBANON HANOVER • Tomb For Two
FLESH & FELL •
THE BEAUTY OF GEMINA • The Myrrh Sessions
RED TEMPLE SPIRITS • Dancing to restore an eclipsed moon/ If tomorrow I were leaving for Lhasa, I wouldn't stay a minute more...
BLACK ICE • Before the first light
VIC ANSELMO • In My Fragile
THE WOLF GANG • First Blood EP
LIFE IN SODOM • The Hollow and Haunted House EP
DEAD GUITARS • Stranger
Same genre: DARK POP
THIS ETERNAL DECAY • Silence
THIRD REALM • The Art of Despair
AMY STUDT • Happiest Girl in The Universe
VARIOUS ARTISTS • DARKSIDE OF THE CON III
DEZ MONA • Book Of Many
BLUTENGEL • Black
GLAARE • To Deaf and Day
PSYCHE • Youth Of Tomorrow (12'')
BLUTENGEL • Leitbild
TEN AFTER DAWN • Best Of Both Words
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JESU • When I Was Small
DAVID J HASKINS • Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure
THE SISTERS OF MERCY • First And Last And Always
ALIEN VAMPIRES • Evil Twin Ep
SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES • Juju
VIRGIN PRUNES • Hérésie
FOXXXY MULDER • Heretic
BAUHAUS • Bela Lugosi’s Dead
PHANTOM OF THE BLACK HILLS • Scalped
CRYING VESSEL • A Beautiful Curse