Wednesday, November 4, 2020


Today’s review is of American Power Metal band Eternal Winter’s second album.
This excessively long opus offers us lengthy songs that sometimes get a little distant to the style’s core separated by epic interludes. Mostly, their approach tends much more towards Heavy Metal and not classic Power Metal, similar to Iced Earth, but with the fantastic mysticism of Blind Guardian. The songs talk about fantasy with numerous turns in each songs that bring to mind some albums of Rhapsody, but they also have some sort of progressive side that makes us think especially in Queensryche, also because of the voice that sounds like the one of Geoff Tate.
Nonetheless, some attempts to create epic atmospheres fail miserably and leads us more into a comedic perspective, aided by odd placings of the vocals, for example in a part of “The Curse Of Baron Sengir” or in one of “The Hill Of The Dead”.  Mostly, the shorter songs seem to be much more consistent, well-structured and catchy, like “Sojan Shieldbearer” or “Victor Of A Hundred Battles”, but most songs have at least some cool riff despite the failed experimentation that surrounds them.
I recommend this album to fans of Heavy Metal, Power Metal and Progressive Metal. My rating is of 7,5/10.

                                                Review by Varg The Mighty



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