As many other listeners, I discovered Saints of Eden through Carl McCoy's Nefilim, since I was and still am particularly fond of 1996 Zoon album.
First of all, considering frontman's past contributions, I greatly appreciate the fact that Saints of Eden have not tried to imitate sound/vocals/lyrics of Fields of the Nephilim, as it has happened with a seemingly endless number of FotN related projects, but have chosen to develop an own style instead. It goes without saying that (at least in my case) original versions are preferred instead of the already usual nostalgia.
In my opinion, Lost So Incompletely, Red Mist and Game Over are the album's standouts. I may even say that Lost So Incompletely is the best power ballad I've heard in the genre since Nefilim's Shine and Wake World, absolutely mesmerising. Maybe this territory (clean vocals and atmosphere) could be worth exploring in the future.
Phaze Me and Surrender, for instance, are some other solid tracks as well.
The thing to be improved is, in my opinion, musical backup on more uptempo/powerful songs. I do think that Timesphere or Scapegoat have potential, but harsh vocals lack the support of deeper and more aggressive music as the song develops, as well as further complexity.
In spite of these little flaws, Forbidden Pleasure is definitely a very solid and quality record, and I much recommend everyone to buy it!