FLIGHT OF EDEN “Dante’s Inferno”
April came up with some really interesting releases, so it was tricky to chose. My shout-out goes to “Dante’s Inferno” by Flight of Eden, a band originating from Reading, blending progressive influences with a crushing modern metal sound.
“Dante’s Inferno” is a wildly imaginative concept EP, based on The Inferno, part of Italian poet Dante Aligheri’s epic 14th Century work, The Divine Comedy. The story goes that on Maundy Thursday, Dante begins his journey into Hell. Guided by the poet Virgil, they descend through the 9 circles, confronting the horror and sin before them.
There are 9 “tracks”, but if you listen to the EP in its entirety, which is highly recommended, you realize that it’s one epic song of 23 minutes with 9 parts.
The journey starts with mystic sounds, getting more intense over the first two minutes, before the heavier instrumentation kicks in. The mix of clean and harsh vocals, hard hitting parts changing with more melodic sections as well as the amazing musicianship and technical abilities of all band members make this second EP a great listen. Definitely a band to keep an eye (and ear) on.
Kurt Jones – Vocals
Simon Robins – Guitars, Synth, Production
Christian Sturgess – Bass, Vocals
Gualter Couto – Drums
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