Into Eternity
Into Eternity


3.0
good

Review

by Adam Gola USER (38 Reviews)
April 17th, 2011 | 16 replies


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An album with lots of promise and potential, which was more or less realized on the band's following releases. Suffers of bad vocal lines and amateur production.

Into Eternity is one unique band. Having shifted on each album to the point of being almost unrecognizable from the previous one, they sure have attempted multiple ways of blending the deathy and the progressive. The band's leading member is the guitarist Tim Roth - somewhat of a megalomaniac, but overall a nice guy and a person who's been through a lot of ***, which reflects in his lyrics. I would now like to tell more about their somewhat under-appreciated debut album.

Into Eternity is a fiesta of badly produced good ideas. Particularly the vocals and keyboards sound like they were made in a home studio by an amateur producer (which probably did actually happen), and that's probably what has kept the album from garnering higher success, the production's plain awful. Tim Roth's first attempt at vocals is also bad - both on its own and compared to the outstanding later effort Dead or Dreaming. His vocal lines are painful in their lack of creativity and abundance of monotony, plus there's a very, very annoying reverb effect on all the cleans on this album, which makes it even worse. At least the growls are good, and would remain so on all the following albums while done by Roth.

Musically speaking, though, most of the songs are actually good, very good even. The opener Torn is one of those rare songs that seem ethereal in spite of the guitars and drums raging, definitely a good song. The follower Sorrow is sad yet simple, but enjoyable nevertheless. Left Behind is a song with a catchy chorus borrowing from classic heavy metal with some nice ideas crammed into it, especially in the guitars department. The Modern Day is somehow reminescent of the opener track, but with a more emotional chorus. The rest of the tracks are generally similar, but each stands out on their own, like the beautiful ballad A Frozen Escape, the ethereal yet surprisingly punchy tracks 7 and 10 and the heavy and energetic tracks 6 and 9. The title track is predictably one of the strongest points of the album, being simple yet powerful. In what would later repeat on Dead or Dreaming and The Scattering of Ashes, this album ends with lots of whacksmash, a way to end an album, if I do say so.

Also in an interesting yet somewhat unprofessional maneuver, Roth has intertwined the songs with many quotes from the legendary Tarantino movie Pulp Fiction and some other media, just a gimmick but worth mentioning. All in all this is a decent release, with the production and vocals only slightly to moderately detracting from the enjoyment of the listener. This self-released work deserves a kudos for trying and for the many good ideas it contains.

Recommended tracks:
Torn
A Frozen Escape
Into Eternity
Speak of the Dead
Silence Through Virtue(!)



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XfingTheSullen
April 17th 2011


2619 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

SINKING DEEPER, UNDYING DE-NI-AAAAL!

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
April 17th 2011


6110 Comments


well written man, have a pos.

I have The Scattering of Ashes from them and it is great, although it could have a better production, especially in the way the drums sound.

I listened one track from the s/t back in the day and i can say your rating is correct.

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ShadowRemains
April 17th 2011


20743 Comments


shit as fuck

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Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
April 17th 2011


7996 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I like Torn but the production ruins everything

XfingTheSullen
April 17th 2011


2619 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

You WILL bang your head to the last track, though.

XfingTheSullen
April 17th 2011


2619 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Yeah, the production is pretty fucking bad.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
April 17th 2011


7041 Comments


This band needs more notice. Good review man

Irving
Staff Reviewer
April 17th 2011


7287 Comments


Solid, effective review. Pos.

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XfingTheSullen
April 17th 2011


2619 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Thanks for all the pos's guys. Nice to see some acceptance for a change

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
April 17th 2011


7041 Comments


Pos sandwhich

scissorlocked
April 17th 2011


3510 Comments


good work man, pos

Buried in Oblivion and The Scattering of Ashes were good albums I enjoyed once upon a time

Spec
April 17th 2011


27170 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

The drums sound fucked.

DonniSharK
July 6th 2011


466 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Good review. I, however, find this album completely unlistenable, and every single song on here is a mess.

KjSwantko
December 29th 2011


9277 Comments


love the song A Frozen Escape

XfingTheSullen
December 29th 2011


2619 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Yeah, a nice song.

KjSwantko
March 28th 2013


9277 Comments


YEA



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