formed in 1991 when vocalist Terence Holler and guitar player/songwriter
Eugene Simone and drummer Adriano Dal Canto established Eldritch
from the remainders of their former band ZEUS - and the history
of this Italian Progressive Metal band began.
has released 6 albums and now their debut album called "Seeds of
Rage" (1995), has been remastered and is being re-released.
The 2006 version re-mastered by R.D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy) and
Christian Schmid (Music Factory Studios) contains 5 bonus tracks, so
Eldritch fans should be in for a real treat.
must admit that I was only familiar with one Eldritch album before I received “Seeds of Rage”, namely
“Portrait of The Abyss Within” (2004), which is quite good… so
what do I think of “Seeds of Rage”?
find the debut album of Eldritch acceptable,
no more, no less. Tracks like “Incurable Ill”, “Chains”,
“Chalice of Insanity” and the bonus track “Mad of Destiny” are
very good; however most of the songs are not above average in my humble
you are looking for a Progressive Metal band with huge and memorable
choruses you should not look this way… it’s the music that holds
this band up, not the choruses.
album needs some time in your CD-player before it opens up… but when
it does, you will find an acceptable album and a band that has their
very own sound. The musicianship is top notch and the production is very
good, so if you are into Progressive Metal, maybe you should at least
check this band out?
advice is to give “Seeds
of Rage” quite a few spins before passing your verdict on Eldritch because like I said, it takes its time until it fully
unfolds and shows you what it is all about.