latest metal news on our main pagecd reviewslive reviewsinterviewsspecials± 850 links!contact us!chatour message board on Ultimate Metal /mp/\.jpgm/
  INTERVIEWS
recent:
DARK TRANQUILLITY
CIPHER SYSTEM
GOD DETHRONED
AFTER FOREVER
VOMITORY
STAMPIN' GROUND
AYREON
CHAOSBREED
CATTLE DECAPITATION
ANCIENT
» INTIES ARCHIVE
  SPECIALS
recent:
SYMPHORCE tourreport - Cede Dupont telling about life on the road

LUNARIS GEAR PRESENTATION - guitarist M presents his gear
» SPEC. ARCHIVE

  NICO'S PHOTOPIT

  ULTIMATE METAL
Have your official forum at the most awesome online metal community!

  MUSICIANS ADS
Looking for other musicians to jam with? Send us your ad! More info:
» MUSICIANS ADS

  METAL RADIO
Seismic Radio
Snakenet Radio
Apocalypse Radio
Dementia Radio

  NEWSLETTER
Sign up if you want us to keep you posted about our updates!

WEBCounter by GOWEB    

  » CD REVIEWS ARCHIVE

   INTO ETERNITY
Buried In Obliveon
2004
Century Media
http://www.intoeternity.com


rating: 5/5

1. Splintered Visions
2. Embraced By Desolation
3. 3 Dimensional Aperture
4. Beginning Of The End
5. Point Of Uncertainty
6. Spiralling Into Depression
7. Isolation
8. Buried In Oblivion
9. Black Sea Of Agony
10. Morose Seclusion
Just when you think metal can't be re-invented, a band like Into Eternity emerges from the Canadian prairies. After two albums and a few line-up changes that improved the band big time, these guys have really found their thing and damn, they do it so well! Chris Krall is the new leadsinger and frontman, singing both clean and death, Tim Roth stepped down as a frontman to focus more on his guitar, but still sings both clean and death as well. From Pericardium comes Rob Doherty, the latest addition. He joined when the band had just started recording and he made a few appearances here and there (also contributed to the writing), but those parts (esp. the deep DEEP growls) had a lot of impact on this album! Although most bandmembers have their roots in death metal, with this band they seamlessly blend genius progressive parts, killer death/thrash riffs, clean vocals (incl. 4 or 5 way harmonies) and 3 different death growls (roooaaaawwwwwk!!) into a mix that makes them stand out of the masses. This blend is truly unique and even more important: they write incredible good songs, each portraying their outstanding musicianship and sickest ideas, yet with chorusses that just won't leave your head. And here is where the amazement about the vocals come in. Tim Roth's voice is now complimented by Chris' deeper voice and Rob's even deeper growls. I stumble from amazement into getting goosebumps all over - and it doesn't stop with the vocals. Guitarfans will absolutely drool over what Tim (and Rob) have to offer you, whether it's killer riffs or blistering solos. Scott Krall's bassparts are one of a kind (unfortunately he left the band shortly after the release) and your jaw will drop when you listen to Jim Austin's insane (and creative) drumming! Add to all that a clear production and Mattias Norén's top-notch artwork and you'll understand why I wish I could give 6 out of 5 Morrigans for this gem ;)

"Splintered Visions" gives you a good idea of the aforementioned mix, it has all the typical Into Eternity elements - Tim's soloing (the song even starts with it!), all the overlapping vocals, the energy, some of the aggression, the melody (one of the best chorusses on the album). It's one of my faves although there's more to come. "Embraced By Desolation" has a very melodic chorus and pretty progressive verses, reminding me of Zero Hour and vocally of fellow Canadians (and ex-labelmates on DVS) Heaven's Cry. Then my absolute favorite song: "3 Dimensional Aperture". A chilling long scream in the beginning and then 3 lines by the 3 different death vocals, from low to higher (Rob-Chris-Tim) - very vicious and aggressive, this is THE best part of the CD for me!! The emotion is very real - this song is a product of both Rob and Tim losing a parent to cancer during the preparations of the album, and they obviously put all their anger in it! And then there is the way clean and death are overlapping in certain parts - as aggressive and to the point as it could get, awesome timing. Infuckingcredible!! "Beginning Of The End" has some real fast parts à la Kataklysm. The clean vocal harmonies prevail on "Point Of Uncertainty"; "Spiraling Into Depression" has a great chorus and some long held out screams from Rob. "Isolation" again has it all, the cool death growls, fast verses with overlapping vocals, melodic chorus. The tide turns when we come to song 8 and 9. Anyone who loves their CDs to have a "rest" point (like me), is gonna love "Buried In Oblivion"/"Black Sea Of Agony" (yet again a favorite part of the album for me)! "Buried In Oblivion" is an amazing ballad (funny enough most of it was written for "Dead Or Dreaming" already) and it flows into "Black Sea Of Agony" where the same chorus is repeated - the one that got stuck in my head the most and I find myself humming (which I normally hardly ever do!) when I least expect it ;) Although "Black Sea Of Agony" is a heavier song, you'll want the album to end with one of those ass kicking death growls and riffs, but instead they chose an acoustic song. Those last three songs are not really a trilogy as I've seen people call it, but "Morose Seclusion" does have that similar atmosphere of the previous two songs. I've grown to love its beauty, it's very relaxing but at the same time it makes you hungry to hit the play button again (and again and again and again...)!

submitted by Marlies 27.04.2004

  » CD REVIEWS ARCHIVE

rating 1 - 5 Morrigans
5 = awesome, 4 = good, 3 = average, 2 = keep practising, 1 = sell your gear!
  CD REVIEWS
recent:
GHOST MACHINERY
MÅNEGARM
AIRGED L'AMH
HATERUSH
NECRONOMICON
MORNING AFTER (2003)
GOD DETHRONED
THANATOS
SUBLIMINAL CRUSHER (2003)
IN PAIN DIE (2003)
» CDS ARCHIVE
  LIVE REVIEWS
recent:
EVERGREY - MERCENARY, Vosselaar/Weert

INTO ETERNITY - DIRTBRED - SPARKY, Saskatoon

SONATA ARCTICA - TRIO NISKALAUKAUS, Frankfurt

EVERGREY, Gothenburg

SAXON - DREAM EVIL - METALIUM, Neu-Isenburg

SUMMER BREEZE 2004, Abtsgmünd

WACKEN OPEN AIR 2004

» LIVE ARCHIVE

  TOURDATES
Check or add tour-dates on our forum!
» TOURDATES

  ARMHEM MM
Arnhem Metal Meeting, Holland - December 4th
December 4th, Arnhem (NL)


  FESTIVALS

© copyright
2002-2004
Morrigan's Pit

DISCLAIMER