Sangre Eterna
Style: Melodic Death Metal
Release date: 17 February, 2012
Playing time: 39:00

Very exotic. A Serbian band who've included a number of Finnish guest musicians. The game here is melodic death metal with keyboards and it's not bad at all. Technically things work well for Sangre Eterna (eternal blood in Spanish), and the composition of songs is in my ears decent with the one exception that the keyboards plus have a tendency to add a power metal touch which in no way suits the rest of the soundscape. I'm a big fan of developing music and mixing stuff, but I have to say that a piano sound doesn't really work with double bass drums - not the way it's been employed here, anyway.

With a song like The Echoes of My Loss which is adorned by a female vocal Sangre Eterna suddenly moves into something which sounds more like a goth band, and Shattered Sun also takes the album in a slightly new direction which tries to capture a folkloristic touch. This song is, in fact, the one I like the best.

Although there are elements of 'Asphyxia' I like, this is not a rounded, whole album. I miss a red thread, something that ties everything together, the 'thing' that makes me go 'wow!' It's not there yet, even if I have a feeling it would only take a little bit of tweaking for these guys to hit the right note.


01. The End of Beauty
The Masquerade
Confession and Death
Illusions of Fate
Seventh Angel
The Echoes of My Loss
Shattered Sun
Lut Gholein
Alessa's Dream
Seventh Angel (rock version)

Label: Maple Metal Records
Distribution: Maple Metal Records
Artwork rating: 20/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 30 November, 2012
Website: Sangre Eterna @MySpace