The Eyes Of Desolation hail from Heredia, Costa Rica, perhaps not really a country you'd expect to produce such a dark and atmospheric sound. However, somehow, this very modern blend of symphonic metal, doom and gothic rock is quite contagious. While I had a few careful doubts in opener 'Waking Death', 'Crimson Sky' certainly convinced me of this band's quality. Uptempo gothic rock with flashes of industrial and loads of doomed out sounds.
Why doubts? Well, this band was described as recommended if you like Moonspell, Tiamat and Paradise Lost. In a way, that's completely true. The music certainly moves into that direction but it's heavier, often with quite brutal vocals. Nonetheless, like I said, I'm convinced that this is an excellent ep, especially that last anthem, 'Fighting For Your Cause'. That song is a stunning epos of dark, almost droning music, gloomy vocals, awesome synths and a brilliant guitar solo.
So yeah, this is good stuff for those dark souls out there. As often, I now hope that these guys will soon come over to Europe and pour their darkness over our festivals and venues. Go ahead, check it out while I once again bask in this awesome ep...