Brazilian prog metal band.
The Before Eden was created in 1998, having in your initial line up the guitar player and founder member Alessandro Kotlinsky, the bass player Marcos Cardoso, Jaison Peixer on the vocals, Júlio César as drummer and the Juliano Scharf on keyboards. After 8 years of road, the only line up modification was the Marcos Cardoso leaving, in 2002, being substituted by the competent musician Ricardo Tomedi.
The first album came in 2001, with the same name as the band. With a completely non-mainstream production, the 7 songs of that work easily got a great repercution on specialized music sites and magazines, so the band quickly got a contract with brazilian recorder Hellion Records.
The band took part in the Hellion collection Vol. 03 compilation; among several international names of metal music. Only three bands of the brazilian cast were included among thirty international bands of worldwide fame.
As a previous for the next full-lenght, was released in 2003 a EP, and again it was good praised by the critics. This propitious results are a direct consequence of bands essence: a rich sonority, introducing creativity and own personality into the bases of progressive metal, bringing characteristics of musics sorts styles and giving more emphasis to the heavies than usual, showed by riffs and powerfull guitar bases.
For being a group searching for a constant evolution, including the lyrical one, its released, in 2005, a new work: Legacy of Gaia . Recordered and produced into the own-band studio, between 2004 and 2005, with total independence and profissionalism, this album, as expected, got great praises and good repercution on national and international media. The grades varieties are between 8 and 10, getting maximum avaliation. Reviews stick out technic and intrumental of group, beyond the well built estructures, which all members were involved, having an important and decisive participation.
The lyricals, very revaluated, doesnt tell about far away lands or dubius fiction stories, but it questions the human behaviour, progressively destroying natural recourses to satisfy and feed its unbeareable greediness, guiding us to lose all scruple and self respect, as long as the nearby humans respect.
The great reception bring the concerts over the country and awesome results in Bests Of The Year in brazilian magazines. Getting fourth stead on categories of National Revelation and Best Brazilian Keyboard Player on Rock Brigade. And such the position of nineth Best National Band, nineth Best Keyboard Player and eighth best brazilian album of 2005 on Roadie Crew.
Conquesting, prematurely, good results inside studio tests, positive critics about lives performances and support of public around the bands music, the Before Eden will carry on its journey with the same punch and ability already demonstrated.
Text by Maurício Gomes Angelo (Staff - Whiplash!)