Overgrown Eden



by Adam Jones is GOD USER (14 Reviews)
February 5th, 2005 | 19 replies

Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist

After releasing half the album in singles and videos, InMe finally got their act together and released their first full-length album. Thanks to the success of the songs they had released, this was always going to do well. However, it mainly stayed out of the mainstream, and it has since faded from memory. Which is a shame, as it’s a fair album.

Right, another track by track run down.

UnderDose – First single released, and the perfect introduction to InMe’s sound. The guitar sounds crisp, and the overall production is nice. A pounding bass line is present throughout, and we get the first example of Dave’s unique voice, with his high note and low growl parts. A simple song format, but it does well as an introduction.

Firefly – Some nice water sounding guitar effects start this one off calmly, until the bridge/chorus kick in, with its more thumping riff. Dave’s voice does some extremes again, getting nasty, but then calming. The second single, and a good 3:33 minute song.

Wounds – Begins again with some guitar effects and harmonics, before adopting the main riff. Dave’s melody isn’t the greatest here, and it is funny where his voice suddenly shoots up 2 octaves on the outro vocals.

Lava Twlight – More guitar effects, but a much better song. Sticks to a chorus/verse/bridge formula more, and the guitar parts again are pleasing to the ears. Heavier in parts, and a semi solo give this song more depth. Dave’s vocals do their usual scale coverage, but they don’t really take charge that much in this.

Natural – Some weird intro effects, before a familiar riff. The sense of repetition in the guitar department here is noticeable, but the vocals are better on this, with a nice melody,

Her Mask(p.a) – This tries so hard to be epic, it really does. Unfortunately, its to stop start, and apart from some good parts from each member, it really doesn’t work well. The first time Dave’s vocals really grate too.

Energy – Cool intro riff, which breaks down seamlessly into a mellow part. The lyrics are reaaally emo here though, which may not be everyone’s cup of tea. A lot of effects are put into this song to compensate for the repetitive nature to parts of the song. Although when he tries a death metal growl its comical to say the least, followed by more hilarious attempts at hitting notes he cant seem to get.

Crushed Like Fruit – One of InMe’s bigger hits, and its no surprise why. Skill lead guitar work, and some nice vocal sections make this a more solid effort, and its even catchy at times.

IceWarm – The intros remain unique, and in this cae, so does the song in general. It has a different feel to the rest on the album, more of an Incubus feel at times (ok, well I think it does). Dave sounds like a girl at times, but the bass has its moment, being the dominant force. The guitar is samey, but it’s a better track than most.

Trenches – Harmonics for the intro recipe this time, followed by a rare acoustic guitar appearance. Dave’s vocals take the lead, and even though his singing isn’t great, it goes well. When the song gets heavier, it keeps it shape, but up until the outro solo, its all still very repetitive. Terrible lyrics though in my opinion.

Neptune – What a cool song. My first reaction. A flanged intro riff, which is both catchy and audibly pleasing, followed up by the main riff, keeping the same melody. It repeats like any bog standard song, but it still has a unique feel to each part. The pop single of the album.

Mosaic – To finish, a pace-lead driving track. A smooth bass line, and a quirky guitar backing rounds off the album on a high note.

It sound big, great production
Definite talent there, and great potential
When its good, its awesome……but

…when its not, its average at best.
Dave has singing difficulties
Very emo lyrics, with too many suicide references

Most debuts will suffer from what InMe did. Some amazing tracks that got the record companies attention, to some really mediocre efforts. They will have this album as their foot in the door, and they have the ability to write some good songs. However, they need to work on creating solid albums.

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Comments:Add a Comment 
February 5th 2005


Album Rating: 2.5

Yup, this review is pretty mcuh exactly how I feel about this album.

Dave whores harmonics way too much, too. And the lyrics blow.

February 6th 2005


Exactly right. Difficult second albm will decide them I think. And glad I'm glad to know someone else thinks he shouldnt scream.

June 22nd 2005


Feel the same about the decriptions about the songs. I dont think that Dave 'whores' harmonics at all.

November 5th 2005


Album Rating: 3.5

'Whore' harmonics? Its just a trademark. The harmonics sound cool and fresh on a lot of songs. MAchine Head use a lot of harmonics but no1 says that Rob Flynn whores harmonics? Yeh, emo lyrics aside, this album is very good. Neptune has a VERY good intro riff.

Digging: Converge - The Dusk in Us

November 21st 2005


i love these guys, they are 1 of my fave bands but i need to buy the albums

April 18th 2006


Album Rating: 3.5

Good review, very good album, though the lyrics suck.

August 10th 2006


Album Rating: 5.0

InMe are my favourite band this album is great daves voice is really cool the guitar work is really nice however lyrics could do with being improved but overall it is a great album.This Message Edited On 08.10.06This Message Edited On 08.10.06

February 2nd 2010


Album Rating: 4.0

For me, this is my favourite album. The songs are catchy and fun to listen to. I'm not to keen on Dave's voice on this album but that just adds to the uniqueness of it. Dave's softer vocals on the other albums are far better but still not a bad start for them.

July 25th 2010


Album Rating: 4.5

best debut effort for a band that is still wating to be a commercial band, i think that only the 2 first albums but specially overgrown eden has the power to be at least the most popular album of inme, trying to break the melodic status of the english music inme influenced by the heaviness of nirvana explores the nature of the grunge in the english country and make the album an epic winner

November 23rd 2012


Album Rating: 4.0

A very decent album, not their best, but probably one of the best of it's kind in the last ten years. The lyrics are very mediocre but with the way Dave sings (which is great even if you think he over does the falsetto) they gain some weight.

Good guitar work, some good bass, solid drumming, very good. Worth a listen.

Decent review, underrated a lot of the songs though but I do agree with a lot of what you're saying.

However, Inme were one of my first favourite bands so i have to give them a top rating.

March 6th 2013


underdose was a great opening

March 6th 2013


holy crap, forgot about these guys til they appeared on the homepage. they had some tunes back in the day.

March 6th 2013


they do. Underdose is good but A Toast To Broken Glassi s the best-the way it leads into that scream

March 6th 2013

115 Comments jam that had bro let the lyrics sink in hard and the hard riffs hit you hard m/

March 6th 2013


it's pretty alright, yeah I like it. their main singer/guitarist is very talented. m/

March 6th 2013


agreed hard the band are awesome, one of my favorites, on my Skele account i reviewed all their albums m/

March 6th 2013


sounds like these songs would be fun to jam to

March 6th 2013


then jam them dude wow dont be a fag just jam them hard and let the lyrics sink in hard

March 26th 2013


underdose is awesome

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