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Into Eternity - Buried in Oblivion - 2004 Century Media Reviewed by Chaoslord

Track Listing
01 Splintered Visions
02 Embraced By Desolation
03 Three Dimensional Aperture
04 Beginning Of The End
05 Point Of Uncertainty
06 Spiralling Into Depression
07 Isolation
08 Buried In Oblivion
09 Black Sea Of Agony
10 Morose Seclusion
For those of you not familiar with this group, here is a brief description of their sound. Imagine if you will that Dream Theater and Iron Maiden got drunk one night and formed a union of their music. Put that together with clean, death and black metal vocals and you have Into Eternity.

This Canadian band blew me away with their first release "Dead or Dreaming" and upon hearing the new song on the Identity 8 compilation I was drooling in anticipation for the new album. While the first album left a little to be desired with the songwriting, the new album fills in all the gaps that were missing. On top of that, the band has matured musically and has become more technical and precise with their playing. The opening track "Splintered Visions" gives evidence of their technicality just with the intro riff alone, but then the solo hits and you realize just how skilled guitarists Rob Doherty and Tim Roth are.

The album also features a departure from their heavy sound with two lush acoustic tracks that are a nice change of tempo for the band. I think that they are two of the strongest songs on the album simply for the fact that they show the band's diversity in style. But this album is one you can listen to all the way through from beginning to end without wanting to skip a song or praying for it to end. So, if you want to check out something new that is causing lots of talk to surface in the underground scene, then check out this Canadian quintet. For more info on the band visit their website www.intoeternity.com or www.centurymedia.com


--Chaoslord 03.17.04
About this Writer:
Greg Watson // Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.

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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Buried in OblivionInto Eternity
2004
Greg Watson3/17/2004
Dead Or DreamingInto Eternity
2001
Greg Watson1/30/2003


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