The Beasts Of Eden - End Times
The Beasts of Eden’s first LP End Times is self-proclaimed to be the answer to the revitalization of indie-dance music, presenting grinding guitars and catchy choruses on the band's six track debut. A cursory listen to this album—especially when expecting a synth-driven, disco influenced dance album—will leave the listener confused, perhaps feeling misled or even disappointed. However, this is mainly due to the originality of End Times; it is different than the average dance-rock album, being surprisingly nuanced and layered, something that cannot be thoroughly enjoyed with superficial listens. Simply, the songs on Times need to be closely examined as they slowly creep into your head their danceable choruses, winding guitars, and buoyant keyboards.
The second track “Skin” brings the aforementioned qualities to fruition; the relentless bass beats resound as the drums are forcefully stricken and the echoes of keyboards float through the song until it all comes to an abrupt halt—tumultuously ending the album’s most powerful song. After several listens to End Times, it becomes evident that the music of The Beasts of Eden does, after all, belong inside clubs. Their music begs to be played louder and louder, and it exhorts its listeners to move their feet—to dance, to rock, to enjoy what they hear and where they are. But this is music that not only make for good beats; it will revitalize the indie-dance music scene and it will rejuvenate listeners, for the Beasts elude the insipid, systematic musical tendencies of contemporary music. Instead, they create an exciting, well-crafted debut album that marks the beginning of a promising band--and perhaps the End of an era of mediocrity and conformity within the dance-rock genre.
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