Having lived in Thuringia, a federal state of Germany, nearly half of my life, it was clear to me that I will review Ewigheim's new album "24/7", since I think you have to support bands from home. But that is also the reason why it hurts to give the album such a low rating.
But first, let me do what I am told everyday in school when someone gave a presentation or something: "Start with the good things." Ewigheim is some kind of a supergroup with members from e.g. Eisregen and The Vision Bleak. You can hear their musical experience, especially in the great song "Gloria". Also, I love the orchestrations in it, they are not too much up front, but they give the song something special.
But that was the only things positive I could find. What I miss most is originality. It is something you can expect from a band that have existed for 15 years. But Ewigheim just sounds like a heavier version of Unheilig and a softer version of Rammstein. And a cheap version of Oomph! I know you can't really compare them, they just sound similar in some aspects, but they do.
Being from Germany, I am also able to understand the lyrics. Well, I do not analyzed them, but seriously. Of course Yantit, the songwriter, won't be the next Goethe, and I am not into Ewigheim's older stuff so I can't compare it, but the lyrics are bad and absolutely not creative. To each song I could tell you at least one other song with the exactly same topic. And that's just in Gothic Metal.
Unfortunately, Ewigheim disappointed me. But I guess there are a lot people out there who do enjoy their music, and that's great. But I know that there are better bands in Gothic Metal, also from Thuringia.