The Eden House – Songs For The Broken Ones (2017)

The Eden House

Songs For The Broken Ones


Coming in like a mix between The Gathering and The Dreamside, we have The Eden House. There’s even more than a little darkwave influence here, which I’m certainly not going to turn away. The act was initiated by Stephen Carey and later featured Tony Petitt of Fields Of The Nephilim. You also might hear a little bit of Faith and The Muse influence here (I know that I did) because they’re also a part of it – including The Mission, who are just fantastic. If you’re looking for Goth music in it’s purest, yet most modern form, you’re bound to find it here. The very spirit of the ethereal realm of this music can be found within opener “Verdades (I Have Chosen You)” which takes me lovingly back to Dead Can Dance, music I’m listening to when I’m practicing magick/mag!c in order to calm the mind and get into the mood. Though it isn’t completely occult with “One Heart” a cross between The Cure and The Gathering. Yes, I’m going to keep saying that because Monica Richards sounds so much like Anneke Van Giersbergen that it gives me goosebumps. It only begins there however, as guitars creep in and out along with all of the darkwave goodness that we know and love from this genre. I really wish that I could sit down with you and break this one apart piece by piece, but that would also be disservice to you. Records like this are very deep and meant to be explored and impressioned upon in one’s own mind. Some tie a very deep spiritual connection to them, which my critique couldn’t possibly hold a candle to. The only thing about Songs For The Broken Ones that I regret, is not being able to spend as much time with it as I’d like for review. Albums as great as this one are what make my job more of a curse than a blessing, but that comes with the territory. I honestly didn’t remember this one at first, but after hearing it now I’m quite convinced that it is one of the best of very few Gothic releases that have come out this year. Added with Black Tape For A Blue Girl and Voltaire, Gothic/darkwave music seems to remain as strong as it ever has. It gives me hope for the future too.

(12 Tracks, 69:00)


Purchase HERE (Bandcamp)



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