‘Cardinal’ sticks to Eden’s Curse roots, however, it musically shifts between Symphonic, Power, and Hard Rock melodies
Nikola can actually sings his own harmony parts. Michael couldn’t sing harmony vocals, he didn’t know how to, so we build guys like David Readman and Doogie White around his lead vocals on the first album and it kinda became pretty cool. We then messed around with that on each record, but it became more and more expensive the bigger the name we used, and that money could be put to better use, so we always said album number four would be us standing on our own two feet
The production is excellent, the songs are good, but it seems to me that they could be slightly shorter and so the album would be more dynamic and driven. However fans of Melodic Metal/Hard Rock and guitar virtuoso-worshipers should surely pay attention to “Dark Skies Over Babylon”.