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