Take Me Back To Eden
It’s very hard for me to find words to express just how much this band means to me. I wish I could say that I’ve been a fan since their formation in 2016, but it was in 2020, during the pandemic and a couple of months after the release of their first studio album, Sundowning
, that I ran across them. And I instantly became a fan.
I normally try to share music here that has some kind of connection to RP, whether it’s serving as a backdrop for writing or dueling, is somehow part of my characters’ history, or has come up in play—and I have
written and dueled to different tracks from TMBTE
—but overall, this one is more personal for me.
This year has been a hard one from the jump. I’ve experienced a lot of loss, illness, and uncertainty over the past eight months, and this album has helped me get through it all. The heavy chugs, fry screams, haunting piano melodies, and insane drum work have given me an outlet in dark moments, and the wonderful word play, seductive grooves, genre blending, unconventional structures, and Vessel’s masterful vocals have delighted me and blown my mind. The callbacks to their previous albums, and especially to “The Night Does Not Belong To God,” the very first track I heard from them and the lead track from Sundowning
, made me cry like a baby. So did realizing that TMBTE
is likely the ending chapter in an epic trilogy of albums.
This album is an absolute masterpiece and it’s impossible for me to choose favorite tracks, so I’m just going to list them all.
Full album link on Spotify: Take Me Back To Eden