It seems I’ve been a good boy this year as Santa was kind enough to drop ETERNITY’S END “Unyielding” under my Xmas tree. Given the amount of sheer musicianship and awesomeness characterizing the folks involved in the project, I feel everyone who follows them since their debut, know what their music is all about. Everyone else should keep reading.
Picking up from where “The Fire Within” left, “Unyielding” is all about what its predecessor did, however, this time everything got cranked to the maximum. With a blazing guitar duo, HIBRIA’s Iuri Sanson behind the mic and Mike LePond manning the bass, nothing can go wrong. The album is an excellent example of power metal with tons of neoclassical influences, shredding guitar solos and high pitched vocals, so, if THIS is the way you enjoy your metal, then you are definitely going to give “Unyielding” a lot of spins.
To be honest, I can’t say the band brings anything new to the table. And that’s perfectly fine. They excel in creating well-inspired music and delivering it in a very high quality manner. At the end of the day that’s all that matters to me. Now, on to the actual tracks included in the album, all I have to say is that it’s material that could had easily qualify them as a Shrapnel Records band back in the 80’s (especially the second half of the album). I think you get the point.
It’s a pity that albums such as this come out a few days before New Year’s, a period in time where everyone in the music business tends to unwind. If you’re into bands like YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, VINNIE MOORE, SYMPHONY X, CACOPHONY, RACER X, DOFKA, etc. don’t miss this one.