Monday, September 23, 2013

Eternal Solstice/The Wish Is Father To The Thought/Vic Records/2013 CD Re-Issue Review

  Eternal  Solstice  are  a  band  from the  Netherlands  that  has been featured before  in  this  zine  with a  musical style  I   would  describe  as  being  old  school death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their 1994  album  "The  Wish  Is  Father To  To  The  Thought"  which  was  released  by  Vic  Records.

  "God  In  The  Flesh"  begins  with  heavy  guitar  and  bass riffs  and  drums  which  leads  to some  death  metal  growls  and  after  awhile  the  music  speeds  up  and  starts  adding  in  some  blast  beats  briefly  which  then  leads  to  some  guitar  leads  and  solos  coming  in  and  out  as  well  as  some  slower  riffing.

  "Blasphemous  Sermons"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some drums  which  leads  to  some  growls  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  getting  more  fast  and  brutal  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  then  the  song  starts  switching  back and forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts.

  "Chambers  Of  Morpheus"  begins  with  some  slow  and  heavy  guitar riffs  and drums  along  with  some  melodic riffing  being  utilized  and  then  the  deep  growls  start  kicking  in  along  with  some powerful  bass  guitars  and  some  high  pitched screams  which  leads  to  the  music  going  into  a  more  mid  paced  direction.

  "Act  Of Settlement"  begins  with  heavy  guitar riffs,  drums and  growls  along  with some  bass  guitars  and  then  the  music  speeds  up  and  starts  adding  in some  blast beats  which  then  leads  to  the  music  switching  back and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts.

    "Dragged  Down  To  Rot"  begins  with  some  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  a  minute  later t he  death  metal  growls  and screams  make  their  way  into the  song  and  then  the  music  speeds  up  and  starts  adding  in some  blast  beats  while  sticking mostly  to  mid  paced  parts.

  "Sleep  Of  Death"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  growls  and  a  minute  later  the  music  goes into  a  faster  direction  for  a  few  seconds  and  starts  adding in blast  beats  and  then  going  back  to  a  more  slow  and  heavy  direction  but  it  does  start  getting  fast  again towards  the  end.

 "Demonic  Fertilizer"  begins with  some  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  and  then  starts  adding  in some  faster  riffing in certain sections  along  with  some guitar  solos  and  leads  which  also  lead  to  the  bass  guitars  getting alot  more  powerful  and  there  are  no  vocals  present  on  the  song  with  the  music  being  all  instrumental.
  "Wrapped  In Darkness"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  which  lead  to  some  bass  guitars  and  growls  kicking  in  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  speeding  up  for  awhile  along  with  some  blast  beats  being  utilized.

  Song  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  blasphemous  themes,  while  the  production   has  a  very  strong,  powerful, and  heavy  sound for  the  time  it  was  recorded  and  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion this  was  another  great  sounding  album  from  Eternal  Solstice  and  if  you  are  a  fan of  old  school  death  metal, you  should  check  out  this  re-issue.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "God  In The  Flesh"  "Act  Of  Settlement"  and  "Demonic  Fertilizer". RECOMMENDED  BUY.


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