Sunday, July 2, 2017

Eternal Thirst-The Hellish Fight Goes On (2017)

What can one expect from Eternal thirst on this album? Well, it is obvious this band from Chile is heavily entrenched in Euro Power Metal, but there is a heavy German Speed Metal influence as well. The music itself isn’t the most original but the production and vocals really give Eternal thirst their own feel. The production is rather unique. I can’t quite explain it, but the feeling created seems very metallic in nature and somewhat raw, yet still clear. The bass sound is really cool, and the drums sound nice and real, while being at a good mix level. The vocals are solid as well. He sings with a higher pitched style, and a more toned down aggressive style and he can also soar when needed, all of which is done with a lot of emotion. There are even times when he sounds like Michael Kiske. The guitar playing is well done with explosive solos and quality melodic sections, with the riffs driving each song; a tight rhythm section of course backs this up. When everything comes together Eternal Thirst create an interesting atmosphere for a Power Metal band, and even though the song elements might not be new, the feeling from their songs are.There are no filler tracks on here; I enjoyed every one of them. Not one song sounds the same, as the arrangements are very clever and thought-out. I recommend this release to any fan of German Power or Speed Metal, especially if you’re one of those people who prefer no keyboards in their Power Metal.
Review by Paul Caravasi

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