|Studio album by Sonic Syndicate|
|Released||September 13, 2005
December 9, 2008
|Recorded||February – June, 2005 at Studiomega|
|Genre||Melodic death metal|
|Producer||Christian Silver and Manne Engström|
|Sonic Syndicate chronology|
|Singles from Eden Fire|
|Sea of Tranquility|||
Eden Fire is the debut album by Swedish heavy metal band Sonic Syndicate. It is their first and only album to be released through the American record label, Pivotal Rockordings. The album was recorded and mixed at Studiomega from February 2005 to June 2005 by Christian Silver and Manne Engström. The album was re-released on December 9, 2008, via Pivotal Rockordings/Koch in North America and Canada. Because of this, the album would sell over 10,000 copies by the end of 2010. It was also the last record by the band before parting ways with drummer Kristoffer Bäcklund and pianist Andreas Mårtensson.
The album is made up of three different segments and each segment has a continuous theme/concept throughout its tracks. Two of those segments consist of the previous demos Black Lotus and Extinction. The songs from those demos were re-worked and re-recorded for this album. The other segment, "Helix Reign" consists of three new tracks.
All lyrics written by Richard Sjunnesson, all music written by Roger Sjunnesson, all music arranged by Sonic Syndicate.
"Helix Reign – Chronicles of a Broken Covenant"
- "Jailbreak"– 4:12
- "Enhance My Nightmare" – 5:10
- "History Repeats Itself" – 3:52
"Extinction – A Sinwar Quadrilogy"
- "Zion Must Fall" – 4:31
- "Misanthropic Coil" – 3:53
- "Lament of Innocence" – 3:43
- "Prelude to Extinction" – 4:00
"Black Lotus – The Shadow Flora"
- "Soulstone Splinter" – 4:18
- "Crowned in Despair" – 4:33
- "Where the Black Lotus Grows" – 4:47
- Sonic Syndicate
- Richard Sjunnesson - vocals
- Roger Sjunnesson - lead guitar
- Robin Sjunnesson - rhythm guitar
- Karin Axelsson – bass guitar, vocals (tracks 2 and 9)
- Kristoffer Bäcklund - drums
- Andreas Mårtensson - keyboards
- Additional musicians
- Roland Johansson - vocals (tracks 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7)
- Robert Sjunnesson - guitar solo (track 8)
- Manne Engström - guitars
- Christian Silver - guitars
- Linus Vikström - guitars
- Ulf Larsson - guitars
- Kaj Michelsson - guitars
- Dragan Tanaskovic - producer/mixer
- Christian Silver - producer/mixer
- Johan Örnborg - assistant producer/mixer
- Jose A. Aranguren - artwork
- Allmusic review
- Blabbermouth.net review
- Sea of Tranquility review
- Sputnikmusic review
- Metal Storm review
- "Pivotal Rockordings Biography". Pivotal Rockordings. Archived from the original on 2007-06-02. Retrieved 2007-04-20.
- SONIC SYNDICATE: 'Eden Fire' To Be Re-Released
- "Sonic Syndicate Bio". The Gauntlet. Retrieved 2007-04-20.