Eden Fire

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Eden Fire
Eden Fire album cover.jpg
Studio album by Sonic Syndicate
Released September 13, 2005
December 9, 2008
Recorded February – June, 2005 at Studiomega
Genre Melodic death metal
Length 42:59
Language English
Label Pivotal Rockordings
Producer Christian Silver and Manne Engström
Sonic Syndicate chronology
Extinction (2004)String Module Error: Match not foundString Module Error: Match not found Eden Fire
(2005)
Only Inhuman
(2007)Only Inhuman2007
Singles from Eden Fire
  1. "Jailbreak"
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Blabbermouth.net 7/10 stars[2]
Sea of Tranquility 4/4 stars[3]
Sputnikmusic 1.5/5 stars[4]
Metal Storm 7.5/10 stars[5]

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.[6] 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.[7] It was also the last record by the band before parting ways with drummer Kristoffer Bäcklund and pianist Andreas Mårtensson.

Album background[edit]

The album is made up of three different segments and each segment has a continuous theme/concept throughout its tracks.[8] 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.

Track listing[edit]

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"

  1. "Jailbreak"– 4:12
  2. "Enhance My Nightmare" – 5:10
  3. "History Repeats Itself" – 3:52

"Extinction – A Sinwar Quadrilogy"

  1. "Zion Must Fall" – 4:31
  2. "Misanthropic Coil" – 3:53
  3. "Lament of Innocence" – 3:43
  4. "Prelude to Extinction" – 4:00

"Black Lotus – The Shadow Flora"

  1. "Soulstone Splinter" – 4:18
  2. "Crowned in Despair" – 4:33
  3. "Where the Black Lotus Grows" – 4:47

Personnel[edit]

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
Production
  • Dragan Tanaskovic - producer/mixer
  • Christian Silver - producer/mixer
  • Johan Örnborg - assistant producer/mixer
  • Jose A. Aranguren - artwork

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