New Releases: September 17, 2021 – Edge Of Paradise

Edge Of Paradise - 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.

Interested in checking out Let The Unknown by Edge Of Paradise before picking the album up?

Pick your poison, check out the album on either Spotify or Apple Music here.


Spiritbox – Eternal Blue

Alien Weaponry – Tangaroa

Fear Factory – Aggression Continuum: The Instrumentals

Carcass – Torn Arteries

Rage – Resurrection Day

Candlebox – Wolves

Daughtry – Dearly Beloved

Thrice – Horizons/East

Dead Sara – Ain’t It Tragic

Don Broco – Amazing Things

D.D. Verni & The Cadillac Band – Let’s Rattle

Joe Stump – Diabolical Ferocity

Charlotte Wessels – Tales From Six Feet Under

The Raven Age – Exile

Brainstorm – Wall Of Skulls

Criminal – Sacrificio

Plum Green – Somnambulistic

Employed To Serve – Conquering

Whyzdom – Of Wonders And Wars

Robin Red – Robin Red

Robledo – Wanted Man

Vega – Anarchy And Unity

Anomaly – Planet Storm

The Plot In You – Swan Song

Cocktail Slippers – Shout It Out Loud

The Blue Prison – The Blue Prison

Apostolica – Haeretica Ecclesia

Sonny Vincent – Snake Pit Therapy

A Dying Planet – When The Skies Are Grey

Eternal Flight – SurVive

Oversense – Egomania

Spitfire – Do Or Die

Tales Of The Old – The Book Of Chaos

Holy Death Trio – Introducing…


Billy Idol – The Roadside

Insomnium – Agent Moon

The Troops Of Doom – The Absence Of Light

Thunderclap – Morkkis

Crown Lands – White Buffalo

Ghosts Of Sunset – If You’re Not Coming Back


Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears

Drowning Pool – Sinner

Hexen – State Of Insurgency


Dream Theater – Master Of Puppets – Live In Barcelona, 2002


Arcass – Stars And Oblivion – The Complete Works 1991 – 2002

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