released their first album in the year 2000 simply called “Into
Eternity”. It was followed by “Dead or Dreaming” from 2002 and
their third album “Buried in Oblivion” was released in 2004. Now the
Progressive Metal band is ready to launch their brand new album called
“The Scattering of Ashes”.
only familiar with a few songs from each of their albums and I must
admit that their older music is a bit confusing to me. Progressive Power
Metal with a hint of Melodic Thrash…and spiced with Death Metal growls
- now here on their brand new album they have turned a bit harder… (Suits
me fine). They combine the catchiness of Power Metal, the aggression of
Thrash and Death Metal with Progressive Metal flair. If I should
describe their music in few words - I would say; Progressive Melodic
Modern Thrash Metal.
fans of the Danish band Raunchy
and Fear Factory should take
notice here? When I first threw this album in my CD-player I was
thoroughly impressed by the tremendous musicianship of each member but
it took me a while until this album really opened up to me. They shift
between melodic and a more aggressive music style and we get both clean
and aggressive vocals… and even Death Metal growls.
first highlight of “The Scattering of Ashes” is track number two;
“Severe Emotional Distress”. This track contains a chorus that bands
in the same style as Fear Factory
among others would die for! This track is so catchy and yet
aggressive at the time that I was totally knocked out of my socks! Damn
what a start!
after highlight dominates this release and the more I listen to the
songs there is to found on this album… the more I love‘em. Some of
the tracks need a few spins to open up but it’s a real pleasure to
listen to the compositions of Into
Eternity, because they
have the great ability to infuse their songs with enthralling melodies
without being sappy. You instantly feel that Into
Eternity have put in all their heart blood in this album.
older fans of Into Eternity could
be a tad disappointed with this release, because their music seems a bit
harder than their previous work but I’m sure that fans of melodic
Thrash Metal are in for a real treat here. And maybe I should give Into
Eternity fans a little advice; - Don’t be scared away by the harder
sound…give this album the time it needs and I’m sure that you will
love it eventually.
Apart from the great artwork, done by no other than
the very talented Mattias Norén the production convinces, too. Of
course it always comes down to a matter of taste but to me the
production is perfect for this kind of music.
Do I have to say more? I don’t think so; I can
absolutely recommend this album to fans of Melodic Thrash Metal and also
to people who are open minded. One last thing: I’m curious how
Into Eternity fans react to the harder sound!
Emotional Distress”, “Out”, “Suspension of Disbelief” and “Paralysed”.