The Eternal are a band from Australia that plays a dark form of gothic metal/rock and this is a review of their 2013 album "When The Circle Of Light Begins TO Fade" which was released by Sombre Light Productions.
"Circle of Light" which is also the first song on the album opens up with heavy, dark and melodic guitar riffs along with some drums and keyboards before adding in clean singing gothic rock vocals and you can hear a mixture of clean and heavy parts being mixed together, after a few minutes guitar solos and leads are added into t he music briefly.
"Beneath These Waves" begins with drum beats and dark sounding guitar riffs that are mixed down low before getting more powerful and heavy sounding along with some synths and drums before adding in vocals as well as some melodic guitar riffing and after awhile there is a small amount of clean parts being utilized before adding in melodic guitar leads.
"Motionless" opens up with dark sounding synths and a few seconds alter heavy guitar riffs and drums are added into t he music which also leads up to the vocals kicking in and halfway through the song guitar solos and leads are added in briefly.
"Drifting" starts up with soft acoustic guitar playing before adding in drums and synths and a few seconds alter melodic vocals are added into the music as well as some heavy guitar riffs that mix in with the clean parts and towards the end there are some guitar solos and leads being utilized.
"In Severance" kicks in with drums before adding in melodic guitar leads and synths which also leads up to some vocals and after awhile heavy guitar riffs start to mix in with the guitar leads as well as the songs utilizing some psychedelic elements and you can also hear a small amount of acoustic guitars in the background and towards the end the bass guitars get a lot more powerful sounding.
"Divided We Fall" comes in with dark sounding synths and a few seconds later drums, clean guitars and melodic vocals are added into the music as well as adding in heavy guitar riffs shortly after that and halfway through the song guitar leads are added in with all of the other parts.
"Yesterday's Fire" breaks in with gothic sounding synths and samples before adding in heavy guitar riffs and 70's psychedelic rock sounds which also leads up to some melodic vocals as well as the guitar riffing using more melody and as the song moves on you can hear bass guitars in certain sections of the music before also adding in some guitar solos.
'Carry Us Away" hits it off with acoustic guitar playing and drums while having a 70's rock feeling to it before adding in synths, bass and vocals and a few seconds later guitar riffs and leads are added into the music
"A Quiet Death Of The Sun" is introduced with clean guitar playing along with some drums and middle eastern sounds shortly after that which also leads up to some heavy and melodic guitar riffs as well as some vocals and towards the end guitar solos and leads are added into the music.
"The End Of Everything" is brought in with dark sounding synths and a few seconds later bass guitar, guitar effects and drums are added into the music along with some melodic guitar leads which also leads up to some vocals as well as the guitar riffing getting a lot more heavier and you can also hear the bass guitars for a few seconds before psychedelic elements start to kick in.
"Without A Trace" makes its way in with heavy and clean guitars along with some drums and post rock elements and a few seconds later vocals start to kick in and the song sticks to a power ballad direction along with some guitar solos and leads towards the end.
"Dark Day Coming" finds it way in with dark and melodic sounding guitar riffs as well as some synths and drums which also leads to some vocals kicking in along with some female singing being utilized for a few seconds and during the last minute guitar solos and leads make their presence known.
"The Burning Truth" which is also the last song on the album begins with distorted industrial style sounds along with some synths before adding in drums and melodic guitar riffing which also leads up to some vocals and a few seconds alter heavy guitar riffs finally start to kick in along with a small amount of leads and solos.
Song lyrics cover dark themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound to it.
In my opinion The Eternal a re a very great sounding dark gothic rock/metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Circle of Light" "Drifting" "The End Of Everything" and "Dark Day Coming". RECOMMENDED BUY.