DARK DESCENT RECORDS 2015
Origin: The Netherlands
Starting with a Dan Seagrave alike cover; the name of the band is bringing back good old memories; watching the band picture seeing familiar faces only aged by the process of time. Letâs hear if the death metal tunes of Eternal Solstice are still old school and able to bring back good memories in about 20 years.
Thatâs what we are talking about here, nostalgia! Last full length by Eternal Solstice was released in 1997 and since then only two split albums in 2011 and 2013 embarked the upcoming return. Now after 18 years the wish is no longer a thought and fulfilled with âRemnants of Immortalityâ.
Nine old school death metal songs with a length of almost 40 minutes are descending us down to the early Dutch death metal days. Vocals that remind me of Gorefest, slow doomy death guitar parts mixed with melodic leads contributing to an overall atmosphere of nostalgia. After more than several spins, the remnants become slowly mortal and start to awaken my deadly corpse. In retrospect to their discography the final impact is not as impressive and alive as their musical past, which gave death metal recognisable remainders such as âHorrible withinâ and âDemonic Fertilizerâ.
A solid catchy return of Eternal Solstice, but enough to bring back good memories in another 20 years?!?! Ask me in 2035âŠ