questions that can instigate a tremendous amount of discussions about life, death, philosophy, music, religion, originality, open-mindedness and everything in between. Let's not start a discussion because these days, discussions result into an unclear tangle of opinions and insults. Instead, let's turn the volume-knob to maximum and blast this epic piece of black metal through our condemned speakers.
Because that's exactly what this is, 'fucking black metal'.
Eerie is a Polish duo, constisting of V.O.W.O.C. & Ancestor. Drums were recorded by Maciej Pelczar. Into Everlasting Death seems to be their debut, a very interesting debut I might add. There's four songs on this album with a total length of 33 minutes. Each of them breathes the same,... well..., eerie atmosphere and drives on a chaotic, noisy sound. The songs regularly change tempo, from slow passages to blastbeats and back to uptempo thrash.
Vocals are mainly typical black metal shrieks, sometimes alternated with cleaner vocals or gutteral growls. However, sometimes these vocals remind me of the ones in modern-day post-hardcore, not that this is a bad thing. It's just, when you combine the heavily distorted passages with these vocals, the post-hardcore reference gets stronger and perfectly built into the vintage black metal sound. This makes the album even more disturbed and wicked than it already is. Halfway through the long 'Among The Ashes' this album becomes something to fear.
If I have to choose a favorite track on this album, it would have to be the final one. 'Of Descending Moon' drives on a hyperspeed tempo, furious blastbeats and awesome riffs. With the volume up, this can easily get an (experienced) listener into an intense, dark sense of trance. This might actually be one of the best black metal songs I've heard in years. And believe me, I've heard a lot of those.
Eerie combines the most evil elements from several genres, including dark ambient, noise and drone, and gives each of them a place into their own sound. Yet, most of the time I'm clearly reminded of the old Candlelight & Season Of Mist bands. Into Everlasting Breath is a monster, a clawing and biting beast from some unexplored depth of hell. Highly recommended for every black metal fan, or every 'blackened' extreme music fan for that matter.