Winter In Eden Court Of Conscience
This five-piece band from the North of England shows that we’re as good as any when it comes to symphonic rock. Court Of Conscience is the band’s third album and arguably their best to date. Vicky Johnson provides driving and melodic vocals over the solid, down-tuned and dirty rock band that is the core of Winter In Eden. And although it’s not a new trick by any means, they show that they have the genre firmly in their grasp. For this album they are aided and abetted by the superb production and mixing talents of Ruud Jolie and Stefan Helleblad respectively, who are also responsible for the recorded sound of Within Temptation. They are obviously a great choice as the overall sound here is huge. As with all big production rock albums, it’s hard to pick out best songs and there’s little in the way of exposed guitar solos but what there is works well. Check out Before It Began and the riffy intro to Order Of Your Faith. All in all, a tight, varied and entertaining album from an excellent band.