NEW EDEN “Stagnant Progression” /CD/



European re-release of the third full-length album by American Progressive/Power Metal band.
Horacio Colmenares (Steel Prophet guitarist) returns with a new band and a new album amidst rumors that the band has broken up. Horacio's liner note: "According to some people, New Eden is 'no more' so I guess this album is just a figment of our imagination".
After "Through The Make Believe" from 1998 and "Obscure Masterplan" from 1999, it's still US Power Metal with opulent melody leads and insane vocals found in higher and highest regions, slightly intricate as far as arrangements are concerned, complex and with a lot of substance, which ensures the recognizing value of the material.
As new member there's Rick Mythiasin to be welcomed, former siren of Steel Prophet and Taraxacum. His vocals make this album a gourmet's morsel for fans of the genre.
The songs and the sound still based on the Metal of the 90th, therefore "Stagnant Progression" sounds old fashioned. There are more melodic Speed Metal with quite some influences from the 80's Iron Maiden.
Excellent Progressive Power/Speed Metal for fans of: Sacred Steel, Primal Fear and Vicious Rumors!
The remixed European re-edition includes a 16-page booklet and “Demo ‘99” as a bonus with Tony DeVita on vocals.
P&P Records/Rock It Up Records, 2003 (RIU-200706). Made in Germany.


Tracklist:
1. Threshold Of Tolerance 5:54 
2. Stagnant Progression 5:44 
3. Mortal Realizations 5:30 
4. No Ill Intent 6:52 
5. Emptiness Of Black Tomorrow 6:50 
6. Contemptous World 6:11 
7. For My Love 5:17 
8. Advocate 5:03 
9. Pawn For The King 4:57 
10. Freezing My Darkside 8:10
Bonus Tracks:
11. Unlock The Door 5:42
12. Mortal Realizations 5:27
13. Pawn For The King 4:52
Total playing time: 76:29


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