by Sleep Token
- Record Label: Spinefarm Records
- Release Date: May 19, 2023
- Summary: The third full-length release from British masked collective Sleep Token includes a title track that is more than eight minutes long.
- Record Label: Spinefarm Records
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
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Positive: 3 out of 6
Mixed: 3 out of 6
Negative: 0 out of 6
May 19, 2023It’s an ambitious, emotional monolith of a record, with all the hallmarks of future classic status.
May 19, 2023For those who like their rock and metal to hit with swift immediacy, Take Me Back To Eden’s hour-plus runtime might prove a bit of a slog, but if you allow yourself to be fully immersed in Sleep Token’s world, the sonic rewards are plentiful.
May 19, 2023While not every moment works as seamlessly as others and some track lengths can feel slightly daunting, the triumphs far outway the tribulations on this enthralling, emotional trilogy conclusion.
May 19, 2023It may not be revolutionary in its music or pantomime, with some evident missteps. Still, the secret society is doing a world of good by exposing a gamut of fans to the many genre-bending tricks they possess.
May 19, 2023Some moments are impressive, like the eight-minute epic of a title track ‘Take Me Back To Eden’, which sprawls and writhes between textures and knows just when to spotlight frontman Vessel’s holy outpourings. ... But the issue is, this opus comes over an hour into the album, and follows a number of lengthy tracks that seem to be trying to do the same thing, but less successfully.
Jun 2, 2023After three or four of these hard-to-follow stylistic roadmaps, however, the excitement quickly becomes exhaustion, and Sleep Token's overly-polished sound starts to feel more overwrought than enjoyable.
Positive: 11 out of 12
Mixed: 0 out of 12
Negative: 1 out of 12
May 21, 2023An incredible realization of all the musical styles Sleep Token have been cultivating up to this point, and much more. Each song deserves aAn incredible realization of all the musical styles Sleep Token have been cultivating up to this point, and much more. Each song deserves a listen for a different reason.… Expand
May 20, 2023It's as great as it could get. Emotional, heavy, uplifting, this record gives us a full display of what Sleep Token can do. Songs like TheIt's as great as it could get. Emotional, heavy, uplifting, this record gives us a full display of what Sleep Token can do. Songs like The Summoning, Vore, Ascensionism, Take Me Back to Eden or Euclid gives us one of the best projects of this year.… Expand
May 26, 2023Most creative band. Sounds refreshing compared to how generic a lot of other bands are becoming
May 21, 2023amazing album, not a single bad song. Sleep Token is like no other, and their music is the best I have ever heard.
May 23, 2023This is art. The storytelling, the lyricism, the metaphors, the musicality. This is what music is supposed to be like. It's an experience.This is art. The storytelling, the lyricism, the metaphors, the musicality. This is what music is supposed to be like. It's an experience.
Sleep Token exceeds expectations, and their creativity knows no bounds. There are no skips in this record.
This is easily the best album I've ever had the pleasure of listening to.… Expand
May 23, 2023Despite the fact I've only relatively recently discovered this band, they've managed to make quite the impact, especially with the release ofDespite the fact I've only relatively recently discovered this band, they've managed to make quite the impact, especially with the release of this album. Take Me Back To Eden is by far, a masterclass of an album, the genre blending is beyond that of what most others could achieve, and the vocals are hauntingly beautiful, and the lyrics to each song are deep, meaningful and oh so very relatable.… Expand
May 20, 2023I don’t mind the experimentation of the album, but honestly it almost seems like they are trying to sell out already and they just gotI don’t mind the experimentation of the album, but honestly it almost seems like they are trying to sell out already and they just got started. Hate to see it because they genuinely have had my interest piqued since day one for being so different but the auto tune and beat machine doesn’t do well for them, luckily Vessel has good enough vocals and lyrics to make it listenable, but I feel like with the first few song releases for this album it was overall a scam for the rest and overhyped myself for no reason.… Expand
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