|Review: Eternity - Funeral Mass|
Label: Avantgarde Music
Year released: 2007
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: November 7, 2007
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 4.25/5 (85%) (4 Votes)
Darkthrone fucking Darkthrone. These days, running across a band that worships old Mayhem and Funeral Moon-era Darkthrone is hardly even worth mentioning, except when the band is this good. Funeral Mass is the second album for German raw Black Metal old-schoolers Eternity, and even though it is as completely derivative as anything I've heard, it slays anyway.
The blatant Under A Funeral Moon and De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas worship going on will smack you right in the head at first spin, but so will the evil, skull-sawing guitar sound and the grinding, raw riffs. Pretty soon, you won't care that you've heard this before, because nobody has done it this well more than a few times since the original days of the second wave in Norway. Alternating "Funeral Fog"-ish speed with slower, more depressive songs like "One Way Hell", Eternity vomit up a black, hate-filled stew of evil and destruction. An incredibly derivative album, also an incredibly visceral and enjoyable one. Recommended for raw BM mavens.
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