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Darkness Eternal - Misanthropic Annihilation - 2005 - Autopsy Kitchen

Track Listing

1. Misanthropic Annihilation
2. Cold… End… Dead
3. Darkness Conquers All
4. For All The False Promises
5. Suicide Unto Infinite Euphoria (Descending Into Forever II)
6. Unholy Trinity
7. Upon The Throne Of Eternal Blasphemy
8. Thy Will Be Done
9. Worship Us
I have long lauded the skills of Darkness Eternal mastermind (and sole member), George Velaetis, and shall continue to do so as long as he keeps releasing material of this caliber. On Misanthropic Annihilation, the man turns in more solid performances on each and every instrument than many bands with of a full lineup. We all know that scenario... a guy that can play guitar fairly well decides he doesn't need anyone else and can bash the drums good enough that he figures no one will notice or, even worse, gets a $100 drum machine used at some local music shop and programs it to play faster than any human being could ever hope to play. Such is not the case with Darkness Eternal... quite the opposite, actually. Not since the sadly-overlooked Bloodshed Divine has a one-man band turned out material this consistently good. Velaetis has a gift for writing creepy, dark death metal in the vein of Incantation, though more polished and not quite as chaotic, with a little of Voivod’s quirkiness thrown in for good measure. The project is not a showcase for his virtuosity on any instrument. Rather, Velaetis concentrates on writing good material, and the result is an album that delivers with each listen and never grows tiresome. Velaetis; Darkness Eternal is a powerful force in death metal and proof that there is still quality material still coming out of the underground.


--Al Kikuras 02.10.07
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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Misanthropic AnnihilationDarkness Eternal
2005
David Loveless11/21/2007
Misanthropic AnnihilationDarkness Eternal
2005
Al Kikuras4/16/2007


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