Featuring noisy guitar riffs, the odd solo here and there and some incredibly powerful vocals that are right at the forefront of their music, East Of Eden (formerly known as Audio Disease) show off every strength they have to offer music, showcasing a brilliant amount of talent in the process. Their debut EP effort (which was released whilst the band was still called Audio Disease) offers up an incredible alternative rock sound, akin to the kind of music that was coming out in the early 2000’s (almost). It seems East of Eden have a brilliant amount to offer, whose instrumental style works seamlessly with their vocal talents, presenting their music in an incredibly strong light.
On ‘Contagion’, East Of Eden delve deep into their own capable talents, showing off everything in terms of music. Strong guitar riffs accompany equally strong vocals, all wrapped up in a strong alternative-rock style that is slightly heavy at times, but never overbearing. Everything sounds comfortable and at times, very fun, as though East Of Eden are enjoying the work they are doing. At times, East Of Eden’s style sounds some-what similar to the sort of heavy-indie-pop style that was popular so many years ago, but it doesn’t seem to be a re-hashing of the style, but rather what East Of Eden are most comfortable and strong at producing. It works well for them, presenting their EP as a very strong EP release. At times, some of the bands creative ideas don’t seem to come across as strongly as others, with a few moments sounding a little gimmicky and pointless. One particular instance sees the EP’s strongest song featuring a moment of screaming that doesn’t seem to add anything to the song at all. If anything, it draws the listener out of their music, creating a moment of confusion that doesn’t help the EP in any way at all.
All things considered though, it seems East of Eden have produced a brilliantly sounding EP, where many of the band’s ideas come together in fine form. ‘Contagion’ is in ways a very generous EP release as well, with it being long enough to feel like a whole album, whilst also being short enough to make us want more from the band in terms of album releases. ‘Contagion’ is a brilliant precursor in terms of what more is to hopefully come from East Of Eden, who are definitely a more than capable band when it comes to writing great music.
- ★★★★☆ 4/5
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East Of Eden’s first EP release ‘Contagion’ (released under the name of Audio Disease) is out now and can be purchased at: http://www.audiodisease.com/contagion-ep-out-23rd-may/