Monday, 20 July 2015

Eternal Black - 'Eternal Black' EP (Review)


‘This is the most enjoyable doom EP I have heard for a while. If you like your Vitus, The Obsessed or anything the man Weinrich has put out you will enjoy this for sure, being as it ploughs a similarly soulful furrow.’

Album Type: EP
Date Released: 30/06/2014
Label:  Self Release

‘Eternal Black’ DD track listing:

1). Obsidian Sky
2). The Dead Die Hard
3), Armaggedon’s Embrace

Eternal Black is:

Hal Miller: Bass
Joe Wood: Drums
Ken Wohlrob: Guitars, Vocals 

Review

This is more like it! A power trio who play doom in the style of anything that Wino gets involved with. It’s bluesy, doomy and damn cool. “Obsidian Sky” has a lovely lumbering groove with pitch black riffing. As soon as I put this track on, I liked it. It's better than most of the stuff out there these days. Derivative, yes, but done sincerely and with style.

Of the three tracks on offer here, “The Dead Die Hard” is perhaps my favourite. An excellent main riff and a bass player who plays bass (think Geezer Butler) with a fuzzed out tone. In all honesty, though, “Armageddon's Embrace” is just as good. Coming in at exactly the same length as its predecessor (6.22) it comes with spaced guitar work allowing the vocals to breathe.

This is the most enjoyable doom EP I have heard for a while. If you like your Vitus, The Obsessed or anything the man Weinrich has put out you will enjoy this for sure, being as it ploughs a similarly soulful furrow. Great stuff and highly recommended.

Words by: Richard Maw

‘Eternal Black’ is available here

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