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.