The general lack of innovations can be a major point of frustration, but it’s possible to enjoy the album anyway. Curiously, it should be pointed out that Thesophy has an interesting approach to the genre, which is more technical and calm. For the most part, their sound is not heavy or aggressive in any way, but it’s definitely more inclined to a melody sculpted style, without being monotonous or tedious. The vocals, which are also very good, don’t feet precisely the general patterns of the genre, being more pronounced and severe.
Some songs in Eastland Tales, Part II, are quite good, and the guitar lines presented in some of the compositions are undoubtedly interesting. This album certainly deserves an average score, being satisfying in several aspects. Unfortunately, like I’ve pointed out above, the album is too short, suffers from a serious and disastrous lack of innovation, and the style of the band – while it is certainly very good – is not astonishingly great nor surprising at all. You can listen to this album very quietly, and be pleased, but keep your expectations to a minimum.
Eastland Tales, Part II, is a good black metal album, but it lacks a more consistent identity, being too insipid and plagued by genre commonalities. You will forget that you’ve heard this album as soon as it is finished. But I strongly emphasize the fact that it’s not a band album. Unfortunately, it lacks more prominent lines, scales and proverbial melodies.