"There is a lot to say about this intriguing debut. Edge of Ever comprises several disparate members who by the band´s own admission have been drawn together in exceptional circumstances. They are not old friends, nor are they proffesionals from the same scene who found each other. Rather they are a group of individuals who share a common sense of frustration. That angst finds its way into "Global Ignition" but this album is so much more than an aggressive cry of rebellion against an unfair world. This intricately woven collection of diverse and atmospheric music is quite simply one of the most fascinating releases of the year.
Distincly modern sounding, often with elements of Killswitch Engage, this is one of those progressive records that has so much going on that to simply listen to it once will not do it justice. With frenetic rhythms, polished guitar work and a vocaling performance from Minas Marston anchoring everything with genuine artistry, this is a wonderful album to really throw yourself into hearing. The symphonic, almost operatic "Cell of Thoughts" is masterful. Meanwhile the passionate decrying of Greece´s far right Golden Dawn party on "Serpent´s Blood" gives the album a politically charged edge. Each song flows seamlessly into the next, conjuring up a sense of a whole performance rather than a collection of individual numbers. There is a melodic beauty in "Headliner" as well as furious technical in the quite outstanding title track. It is interesting too to find these guys establishing themselves in the Teutonic canon of great bands like Kraftwerk and Rammstein by infusing the record with sublime electronic elements.
Though it may be a little too layered and thus can prove a little too much to take on the first listen, "Global Ignition" is a remarkable album that deserves all the praise in the world "
Michael Dodd -
"Berliners Edge of Ever have brought a very professional impression to the Metal Hammer -
Mathias Mineur -
"..Edge Of Ever are a Berlin based multi-
Singer Minas Marston has the pipes that would also pay in either Nickelback, Linkin Park or Metallica with his angst caked green of a delivery and the keyboards you hear would also carry just as well over. Well tuited twin guitar behaviour and brutal driving lines see Edge Of Ever up the ante from an inauspicious slow start to an album that eventually draws its weapons. Some more might be nice please boys -
".. Already the opener "Calling the Stain" contains all the strengths of the band, which lie beyond doubt in old school-
The lyrics come across very angry and therefore emphasize the energy that surrounds "Global Ignition" from the first note to the last. Singer Minas reinforces the punky side of the album and doesn´t back down from aggressive shoutings ,that can be partially asscociated with Metalcore , but are mixed in fact quite differently.. So who is on traditional metal or eighties material in modern sound, here can safely access and is just 5 minutes can sing along. ."
".Three German and three Greeks struggled in Berlin to form a band together ,made it and created a pretty own interpretation of Prog and thus giving the genre something back from their original intention. Technically epic, it is at times associated with Metalcore structures and a corresponding force and as a result a kind of high -
"..They’ve only been together a couple of years, but this debut hints at good things to come. They’re not a cheery bunch if the end of the world lyrics and themes are anything to by, but combined with great riffs and good arrangements, it makes for a compelling whole.
The mid section of the album from ‘Serpent´s Blood’ through ‘Black Passion’ and ‘Bury the Seals’ is just about as good as it gets in modern metal, and my hopes are high for their future.
Stuart Hamilton -
"..Those who seek for innovation in Metal or just want to look for a band apart from the old pathes of ever repeating legends will find their destination with Edge Of Ever..Global Ignition is the first album made by the 6 artists, nevertheless no one should concider them to be newcomers. Too well thought out are the arrangements and too well produced was the record. Esspecially in terms of bass and drum sound the german band is surely ahead compared to some big players..Finally just add stylish guitar riffs and done is a record which will shoot into the annual as a surprise for every reviewer.. "
Manuel Stein -
".... The band has already created quiet a unique sound that can be described as a melodic heavy metal with progressive and core influences.The whole band gave an incredibly energetic performance and an amazing interaction with the audience especially by the vocalist Minas Marston,really remarkably convincing and effective packed...,this band is still an interesting one to listen to and keep your eyes open,because these guys would do the best to break through and take a chance to be out there. Who knows, who knows …!"
Laura Hartgers -