Genesis, The Sea Is…, Hybrid Evolution, Phalaris, Dreamfall, Land Of The Rising Sun and the eponymous title track, The Eclipse. A beautiful album, with amazingly melodic rhythms, an original style full of strength and vigor, and powerfully thrilling harmonies, The Eclipse is an interesting album, filled with fast guitars, enchanting solos and captivatingly intensifying vocals.
Despite the dense death metal atmosphere of the album, The Eclipse is distilled with a perfect mixture of symphonic and melodic musical elements. In a graceful layer of primordial components, exhilarated by the prevalence of exceedingly fast melodies, this album has on the originality of its compositions the full force – as well as the essence – of its soul. Astoundingly displayed in a panorama of majestic beauty, The Eclipse conquers the heart and the soul of the listener song by song, in such an infinite wave of poetic splendor, that you hardly remember that you are listening to a death metal album.
Grounded in a bastion of lucid sensibility and definite sagacity, Serenity in Murder has really outstood its capacities as a band, surpassing the beauty and the level of its artistry in the composition of this record, as well as the execution of the songs. A unique album in the history of symphonic death metal, The Eclipse can be more correctly defined as a collection of sad, poetic, emotional, transcendental and beautiful songs.
Certainly a powerful album with potential to make history, The Eclipse represents a new wave of expressive vigor and authentic creativity within the genre. With a wonderful sonorous presence, an impressive musical consistency, a coherent pace of objective glory and a persistent stream of collective harmony, Serenity in Murder fully represent the victory and the celebration towards a new shape of creative wisdom. A marvelous album that gets very close of being considered a masterpiece, The Eclipse will cause an expressive turmoil in the underground scene. Full of astonishing qualities that will please each and every person that has profound affinity with the genre, the album balances perfectly softness and aggression, as well as the poetic cadence of its beauty, with the more hostile elements of its sincere despondency. A great work that you have to check it out for yourself, The Eclipse, by Japanese band Serenity in Murder, is destined to be classified as one of the best albums ever made in the history of symphonic death metal.