Into Eternity - Dead Or Dreaming - reviewed by: ChaosLord
1. Absolution Of The Soul 2. Distant Pale Future 3. Shallow 4. Unholy (fields Of The Dead) 5. Elysium Dream 6. Selling God 7. Imagination Overdose 8. Dead Or Dreaming 9. Cyber Messiah 10. Identity
Man it is so risky nowadays to pick up something that magazines recommend because you never know what you are gonna get. You don't know if it will be utter crap or the greatest risk you've taken. In the case of Into Eternity it was a risk well taken. These guys have got to have the coolest mix of styles that I have heard. And it meshes so well together also. This Canadian six piece can absolutely crush you as evident by the song "Selling God" or can slow it up a bit like in "Shallow". Anyone who likes any type of metal, whether it be power/death/prog/black/thrash, will definitely want to pick this CD up. The vocals are a mixture of clean/death style and flow smoothly with the songs. The musicianship on this album is quite superb as well. Each band member knows how to play their instrument and play it well. Fans of old Iron Maiden and Dream Theatre will definitely recognize some of the musical scales and styles that are present on this album. These guys are getting ready to go on tour with Hate Eternal, Dying Fetus and Kataklysm. I am looking forward to seeing what they sound like live. These guys have my vote for best new Metal act of 2002. This is definitely a CD worth checking out.
--Reviewed by ChaosLord 1.30.03
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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