Review Summary: tasty cheese is tasty.
Back in the day, when an album was called cheesy, it was seen as a compliment of sorts. Of course, some albums would exceed the level of cheese, but more often than not, cheesy music meant epic music. Eternal Winter’s Prophecy
is undeniably cheesy, but this also makes it epic. You know the albums that make you want to don your Viking attire, grab your battle axe, and lay waste to a random village? This is that kind of album. Eternal Winter’s Prophecy
may have nothing to do with Vikings, but there are some things that are so epic, they unleash the ancient man beast within. Rise, my brethren, and onward we shall set our sails into the bleeding sky.
To listen to this album is to realize its bombastic qualities. It’s melodic black metal with piercing shrieks, awesome riffs, and the like. What really sets the album overboard with bombast, however, is the melodic goodness. The guitar firstly provides the thrashing, but it also creates catchy, memorable tunes when combined with the keyboard. Although the keyboard instantly makes the album much cheesier, that is the curse of melodic black metal, and it is completely unavoidable. However, what it lacks in subtlety, it gains in a flawless performance. The melodies are so vivid and, well, melodic, that one can easily picture singing accompanying the songs. This is how melodic black metal is done when done properly.
One has to really scratch their head to come up with any negative aspects to this album, but even then, none are found. Eternal Winter’s Prophecy
features melodic black metal that is more effortless than flipping a switch. If anyone was to complain about this album, their complaints would bounce off as merit-less. Any complaints about this album would originate from a person’s personal musical preference, and it is quite impossible to blame the album. I wouldn’t say that it’s up there with the best, but it certainly rocks hard. Check it out.