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As shadows burnECHOES OF ETERNITY
For their second album (released after The Forgotten Goddess in 2007), ECHOES OF ETERNITY Americans have honed their recipe for a heavy metal clear, based on an effective contrast between riffs sharp and severe, rather complex structures (without becoming obscure) and female vocals perfectly mastered by Francine BOUCHER It has a nice medium tone and warm, the service lines of song worked to highlight the melody.
Although the requirements of marketing time lead to the evocation of the label carries metal progressive, we prefer to refer to formations requiring heavy metal practicing in the 80s, like FATES WARNING (first method) or LEATHERWOLF. It is evolving in a certain tradition, far from the forefront, even if the group is careful to make the occasion about it more modern, more aggressive. Thus, the ultra-fast riffs and sharp reminder of the master material that is Jon SCHAFFER (ICED EARTH). Moreover, the drummer up more often than not brutal acceleration at the limit of blast beat ! Indeed, the latter is too systematic to sound so really relevant. Another
flat, production would benefit from providing more depth to the whole.
These caveats in mind, this is a group to follow, with a singer already very interesting.
Publishing date : Tuesday, December 15, 2009