Only a Prog Metal band could even think of making a Divine Comedy concept EP.
Flight of Eden are a Reading (UK) based 4 piece Prog Metal group, who for their second release decided to go all out. Instead of dropping just another EP or even a regular full length album, Flight of Eden went with a concept EP based on The Inferno part of Dante Aligheri's The Divine Comedy, simply called Dante's Inferno.
For those of you who don't know, The Divine Comedy is a literary classic where Dante, a poet in the year 1300, is guided through the afterlife (Hell, Purgatory and Heaven) by Virgil, where he discovers the horrors and rewards awaiting the souls of the deceased.
I have to say that attempting to create a concept EP of The Divine Comedy is a massive undertaking, but Flight of Eden have done an amazing job with Dante's Inferno. They easily drag the listener in from the opening moments, transporting them through this mystical underworld and Flight of Eden is our Virgil.
Since this is a concept, I can't and won't be picking any top tracks. Dante's Inferno needs, and deserves to be listened to in a single sitting and in its entirety, the way each track flows into the next is flawless; be it building, or crashing into.
The end result of Dante's Inferno, is an EP like no other I've ever heard before, it's heavy and beautifully technical, but also groovy as hell and needs to be heard by all music and literature lovers.
I really like it when a band gets overly ambitious and makes a concept album, it's their way of both testing themselves and exhibiting to the musical world that they're different from everyone else in the industry. And when the concept is The Divine Comedy...? Well that's bonus points while showing off.