Mar 202012

(TheMadIsraeli reviews the debut EP by an Australian band named Gods of Eden.)

Alright, so . . . here we’ve got a band who combine aspects of thrash metal, death metal, prog metal, and grindcore.

Do what?

Yes.  Really.

Gods Of Eden are quite intriguing, to say the least.  Their debut self-titled EP, only four songs, has provided me with a suitable mind-fuck likely to last all year.  To say I want to see a full-length would be a massive understatement.  You have blazing, technical, off-the-wall riffing full of thrash blood, tech-death bones, grindcore sinew, and power metal/prog metal synapse connections.  The vocals equally span the range on that spectrum.  They move from thrash, to power metal falsetto’s, to a very nasty grindcore tone.

Plus, the music includes black-metal-tinged symphonic elements; actually, the second song “Shiva’s Dream” is very black metal as a whole in it’s character.

The band posted the whole EP on YouTube, and now they’ve added all the music to a Bandcamp page (here), which means you’ll find it below.  The music is free, though you’ll need to provide an e-mail address to get the Bandcamp download.

Thoughts?  Reactions?  I am quite digging this.

You can find the band’s Facebook here.

  5 Responses to “SHORT BUT SWEET: GODS OF EDEN”

  1. You forgot to mention they also shred (first thing I noticed), along with all the other elements they combine.

    So far, I’m liking what I hear. I think I’m gonna have to snag the download for this.

  2. I’m still %100 sure what the hell just hit me, but I’m pretty sure I liked it.

  3. Thanks for the review and nice words! Really glad you guys are enjoying the songs. Please feel free to download the EP from our bandcamp page and share this around with anyone else that might be interested!

    Also a proper physical release with awesome artwork and packaging made by Eliran Kantor (Atheist, Testament, Sodom) will be available in the next couple of weeks if anyone is interested in obtaining a copy let us know!

    Join our facebook page to be kept up to date with new material and other news coming soon 🙂

    Thanks again,


  4. This gave one the same feeling as when one first listened to The FacelessPlanetary Duality (although sounding quite different). Excellent stuff.

  5. I’ve listened to this once some time last week, and it was pretty decent. Need to give it a few more listens.

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