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Eternal Sorrow : Legacy

Eternal Sorrow are a fairly melodic death/doom metal band hailing from Brazil. At times reminding me vaguely of Morphia, at others Morgion, 'Legacy' is a pretty good album, if at times sounding a little too familiar.

Eternal Sorrow employ a twin guitar attack (there are some awesome riffs going on in this album) as well as employing the use of two vocalists, often at the same time, using their abilities to great effect. The vocals jump in and out of growling and clean singing, much like the earlier period of My Dying Bride, though as mentioned, the key difference is the two vocalists. There is traditional, pretty standard growling, there is a much raspier, almost black metalish voice. The clean vocals are fairly well used, not overwrought or sounding forced, but fitting in flawlessly, not to mention all the whispering that is heavily used throughout the 54 minutes of this release. As if that wasn't enough variety for you, there is also very good female vocals that don't sound overbearing or out of place, but rather suit the music too.

The album opens with the killer 'Ashes', definitely one of the better tracks on this solid record. This track in particular reminds of Morgion for some reason, maybe it has something to do with the way the keys are used and also the way the band uses these quieter almost atmospheric interludes. I'm not sure. The comparison to Morphia comes also from the heavy, heavy use of keys throughout this record, and also to the lighter sound that penetrates throughout this disc, particularly the opening to 'Worry', which wouldn’t sound out of place in 'Frozen Dust'. There is a few more standout tracks in my mind, those being, 'Amanda Thase', 'Night Veils' with the female vocals and 'And The Waters Took My Soul'.

In all, a very solid album, with only a few tracks letting it down. I hope this band continue to refine there sound to a more unique style, and look forward to future releases.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Ashes
2. To Perpetuate My Distance
3. Dunes
4. And The Waters Took My Soul
5. Night Veils
6. Worry
7. Amanda Thase
8. Shroud
9. The Last Rain

Duration : Approx. 53 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Scott Wickens
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