Death metal. Known for its bruising, belligerent expositions on gore, violence, decay, chaos, and… death. It’s in the name. We who love it know exactly what we’re getting. But as the genre has developed, its expansion in content and technical approach has created a vast array of sounds that fly directly in the face of the nastiest of the genre’s standard conventions. Spain’s Eternal Storm are a band that exemplify many of the qualities that can be found in the extended world of death metal. Atmospheric, melodic, and fully displaying a deeply emotional core, the band’s debut full-length Come the Tide is one that I cannot wait for you to hear. In the meantime, we’re pleased to premiere a track from the record, “The Scarlet Lake”, exclusively here at Heavy Blog!
Fans of melodic death metal in the vein of Insomnium and Dark Tranquility should find plenty to love in “The Scarlet Lake”, but the track transcends simple comparisons. Incorporating an intense amount of emotionally resonant progressions throughout the track, the band unleash a musical maelstrom that is as hard-hitting in spots as it is lush in others, tapping into a natural ebb and flow of musical sequences that is filled to the brim with variety. It’s honestly a sheer pleasure to listen to, offering more than enough to keep just about any death metal fan engaged throughout. Couple this songwriting direction with uniformly excellent performances and some fantastic production work and you have yourself a winner.
This track has been an earworm for me since I first blasted it through my headphones, and hasn’t become stale as my time with it has continued. Eternal Storm are a force to be reckoned with in the melodic death metal sphere, and if you enjoy this track, look out for the full-length to drop August 23rd via Transcending Obscurity Records.