Review from Polish site Goldolin: http://www.gondolin.aplus.pl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=536&I (Online review is in Polish) Here is the English translation: EDEN'S FALL - Harmony of Lies (2005) Reviewer: Mistwalker Date: March 23, 2006 1. Blur the Lines 2. Planet Hate 3. Lost Again 4. Chemical Dreams 5. Bleed 6. Dead Thought Matrix 7. Liquid Christ 8. We Betray 9. Nothingheart After many weeks, during which I was molested with Eden's Fall music by one of our admins, who liked it very much, i recieved a package with CD, three tons of paper and 7 kilos of duct tape. After a hour of torment I finally grabbed the CD... and it's cover artwork nearly made me vomit. It's awful! I opened CD box and... those little cogs, which are holding the CD inside, have flown out from interior. Luckily, I have caught the disc on-the-fly and saved it. Before I have loaded CD into my player's tray, I surprisingly saw two names on the label: Dan Swanö and James Murphy... Those two guys were responsible for mixing and mastering od Eden's Fall compositions. Presence of those two well-known persons was good additional recomendation for Eden's Fall (they obviously wouldn't work with shitty material). The album begins with an extremly chaotic composition, which made me bend... but my face changed into normal when I heard short, biting riff - beginning of "Blur The Lines". It gave me a hope, that the material will be more than average. Guys from Eden's Fall were probably inspired by best artists from their homeland metal scene - and they made an interesting stylistic mixture. Many sounds from their LP bring to mind Nevermore's music, and whole album has similar feeling, which is good for me. For the second course Chicago guys served us devastating "Planet Hate" - intelligent thrash metal with amazing chorus, in which we can hear John Barr singing "Violators of Planet Hate!" - it rocks! Next is "Lost Again" - typical USA-style thrash/power metal. I don't like this term personally, but it describes it perfectly. Plus John's characteistic singing manner - similar higher tunes... Outwardly completely different song, but the same feeling: another great one. The next was "Chemical Dreams" - definetly the most 'toxic' song on the album. Heavy, grim music, acid-styled vocals, everyting fits perfectly. Guitars, bass, drums and vocals are roaring proudly especially on the chorus parts (generally, chorus parts are the greatest element of Eden's Fall music) - in short, next well-played metal craft. The curtain finally pulled back and the fun has begun! - "Bleed", really painful, absolutely stylish, first peaceful and quiet, then quickly changing into melodic, but heavy riff passages, which are easily engraved in memory. An then, another devastating chorus "We bleed for pain, we bleed for lies!". Then "Bleed" changes "lightly" into next, different-in-style song - "Dead Through Matrix", which makes an impression of being wild and coarse. Suprisingly, chorus doesn't sound well here... Next - "Liquid Christ" is it's natural continuation, of course not regressive; next - raw and thrash-metal styled "We Betray". At the end guys gave us "Nothingheart"... Once again, I have to say something about Nevermore's feeling. Eden's Fall is completely different, but Nevermore's spirit is present on their album, bringing to mind similar emotions and sensations like when listening to "The Death of Pasion", or, for example, "Sentient 6"... Finally, I'll personally break the ice now and first time im my career I will give Eden's Fall a grade. Here's the problem: 7/10 is unfair, bacause the album sounds really good, and 8/10 is too good, because it's just a good heavy-metal craft, not a revolutionary piece of art. 7,5/10 - it's really aequate for this one.