The only thing is, this mini-album comes with quite a weird into, a poem that somewhat sounds like Eminem being drunk on whiskey, something like that. The poem isn't that much of a shocker either, enter the gothic clichés, so to speak.
Luckily, the rest of this album rocks, bringing the guitars, the gritty vocals and the dark atmosphere of gothic rock. 'Goth 'n Roll Head' is an uptempo tune, with energetic vocals which often nudge towards the whole post-metal scene, screams and all. Once again, the listener will have to deal with nothing renewing or innovative. You might have heard all of this before but it'll be a decent dark rock party nonetheless.
I think 'Without That Pain' is my personal favorite here. This slow, sluggish tune somewhat reminds me of goth rock era Tiamat, which I think is a compliment. It's also the one where the distinct vocals seems to be suited best. Plus, from an overall music standpoint 'Without That Pain' is a most compelling tune on this mini-album. Here, the true quality of Exit To Eden shines true. One 'Bad Day' the band finally digs into the influences of Sisters Of Mercy and LOove Like Blood, which also is a compliment.
So what to remember from 'Love And Other Nightmares?' Putting together this version of gothic rock with lyrics about love gone bad makes comparisons to bands like Him plausible. Yet, unlike the overproduced music of Him, Exit To Eden comes up with a gritty, eerie and raw sound. My advice, check it out. It might be something up your alley or you might not like it at all. Fact remains, I don't hear a lot of death rock / gothic rock or whatever you call it these day, so this mini-album has been a lot of dark rocking fun...