EDGE OF PARADISE JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN
Edge Of Paradise is a band that I’ve known of since first interviewing lead singer Margarita Monet. That was way back in December of 2011, when they were promoting Mask. In a recent interview with Margarita, she let me know that they’ve actually pulled that album from streaming services. The reason for this is that she had no involvement in composing the tracks that appeared on Mask. The band’s sound has also changed drastically. As a result, it is the album they least identify with.
I get that record companies have to put labels on their artists for marketing purposes. But I’ve never understood why Edge Of Paradise has been grouped in with bands like Within Temptation, Nightwish, and others that are considered “symphonic metal”.
Why is this term used when discussing the band? Is it because they have a female lead singer? You can draw a distinction between Arch Enemy, Doro, Chastain and these bands, but not Edge Of Paradise?
To me they have always set themselves apart from these other bands because of the fact that Margarita’s voice is so unique. Couple that with the way she and Dave Bates take on the composition of the band’s music, and there is no comparison. At least to me.
The Unknown is a continuation of what the band had done on their previous album Universe. The album is full of earworm melodies that end up taking up space in your head for days. The songs are very well put together, and the band compliments one another extremely well.
As powerful and awesome as Margarita’s voice may be, without the music behind her, the songs just wouldn’t work. Credit the production team for making sure that this album strikes you sonically, and with precise precision. Everything on The Unknown is done with purpose.
As solid as I thought Universe was, The Unknown may arguably be a stronger album top to bottom. If you have never heard of the band, or are looking for something to check out this weekend, this may be the album for you.
Here is Edge Of Paradise with the "My Method Your Madness" off of their latest album The Unknown.
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