Review: The Fall Of Eve – If Even Angels Fall
Written by Rainer Kerber
I met the Scottish Symphonic Metal band The Fall Of Eve at the Dames Of Darkness Festival in Bilston, England, in 2015. At this festival the musicians had their very first performance. I was excited from the start of Laura “Evangeline” Moffat’s voice. Meanwhile, the band had further performances such as the chance to open the Leaves’ Eyes show in Glasgow. Since seeing the band live in their home country they’ve released their second extended play and third overall release, If Even Angels Fall.
As with previous releases, The Fall of Eve mix metallic riffs and double bass thunder with lots of symphonic power making for an outstanding sound. With Evangeline, the Scots have an excellent singer, especially with her unique soprano voice. The songs are arranged with a lot of love for the detail, the EP has a well-mixed spirit while remaining modern and powerful. After four Midtempo metal anthems you can finally enjoy the wonderful ballad ‘My Heart Holds the Light.’ When you close your eyes you can literally feel the vastness of the Scottish highlands. It’s a song with soundtrack qualities.
With If Even Angels Fall, the band consistently pursues the once-strung path. Five symphonic metal beads have emerged with which they are quite competitive in international comparison. Hopefully, Laura and Micheal Moffat, the band’s masterminds, have now found a stable line-up and finally make the breakthrough through performances and other releases – they deserve it. That all being said, this small but fine EP should not be missed by any symphonic metal fan. 8/10