From Jasper, Alabama, Throne of Eden is comprised of members Carmen Childers, Kyle Stough, Justin Harris, Ian Smith and Reagan Hall. Following the path of metalcore artists of like Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine and Atreyu, etc., Throne of Eden craftily make use of the style they cut their teeth to. Since their debut EP’s release in July 2014, “…And No One Knows” has had all three tracks (as well as their single, “House of Fate”) played on 60+ international stations, including a stint as the #1 artist on XRP Radio’s Unsigned & Independent charts. With features already in Stencil Magazine, New Transcendence, Kill the Music, the band has big plans for the future.
“…And No One Knows” is an Ep of hard rocking, melodic music with terrific vocals. There are many bands trying to be hard these days Throne of Eden does not have to try. Clearly their music is what comes naturally to them. This is rock and metal in the purest form of the art…vocals that you can follow, melody, intensity and uniqueness to each song.
The distinctive vocals which sometimes turn to a growl, as on “The Abstract Of Sin”, combined with crushing guitar riffs, thunderous drumbeats and basslines allows for complete mayhem, giving you the Ep you’ve been waiting for.
“…And No One Knows” provides the true hard rock, metal, or metalcore fan with a beautiful mixture of hard-rocking darkness and melodic harmony brought forth exceptionally well on “Tombstone Lullaby”. This opening head-banger is a heavy, anthemic song with crushing riffs and lots of great vocals by Carmen Childers, a heart-pounding pre-chorus, and an awesome chorus to match. This track should be great for opening shows with!
Another aspect differentiating this Ep from the others on the market, are the guitar solos. Throne of Eden’s solos are a breath of fresh air in a rock era currently dominated with one-finger chords. “Tombstone Lullaby” could certainly be considered Throne of Eden’s most challenging, intense, and passionate showcase of their combined talent and innovation to date. But this really goes for all the tracks on the Ep, to be honest.
If you’re wondering whether a supercharged metalcore act can slow down and chill out, then listen to “Forever and Always” an acoustic-guitar driven ballad, as uplifting and soaring as it is melodic. Clutching the listener upon impact, “…And No One Knows” is a rollercoaster of an Ep that will appeal not only to the most cynical of metal-heads, but those who don’t primarily pay attention to the genre as well. It’s got something for everyone that has any interest at all in the four letter word, better known as ROCK!
Anyone can learn to scream and sing and play loud music. That seems to be the general definition of today’s hard rock and metal scene. But there are a few who can stand head and shoulders above the rest and deliver a solid, unforgettable message. Throne of Eden is one of those bands; they have a solid, welcoming sound and a razor-sharp impact that won’t leave you.
Throne of Eden have cohesively meshed powerful bludgeoning metal riffs with radio and mainstream appeal with such beauty and creativity that I am undoubtedly convinced they will become one of the icons in hard rock and metal over the next decade!