well, what do you know, there are still bands that have courage.
“Conspiritus” is an eclectic bunch of tunes that draw on
inspirational sources such as early Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Paradise
Lost, Men Without Hats (anyone remember them?), Celtic Frost and, well…Euro
techno paired with big rock guitars. And it’s all neatly wrapped in
a concept of sorts.
Ewigkeit have created something that is quite unique in my view and
it’s a bit of an eye-opener in places. The album starts out with an
Operation Mindcrime-ish intro and then launches into the fresh,
techno-laden “It’s Not Reality”. James Fogarty may not have the
greatest voice, but it’s characteristic and he is able to vary it
quite a bit.
track, “Square Sunset” emphasises Ewigkeit’s ability to swing
from genre to genre; the track sports a progressive Purple-esque
organ, ladder day Anathema vocals and double bass drum. Very
atmospheric, very cool. Next up is “The Nightmare Institution”, a
song that could easily have fitted on a Paradise Lost album.
“Far Away from Heaven” is probably the low-point of the album, a fairly ordinary heavy song, whereas the instrumental “Transcend the Senses” impresses with a rock solid Pink Floyd sound with extra distortion. “The Thought Police” signals another shift in style as Fogerty jump starts mid-album with a Ministry/Killing Joke energy.
to Conquer the World” brings back the
recommendable album for the metal fans who want a bit more than the
usual round of the mill. I like.
|Link: Ewigkeit Webpage or www.earache.com|