With an exceedingly gritty, murky and dark sound, Eternal Black present their newest effort Bleed the Days. Within this new venture in to darkness, Bleed the Days presents you with seven total tracks of abyssal darkness and destruction. Not often does a record get darker and darker as it trudges along. Typically an album seems to be as dark as it can get right off the bat, but Bleed the Days is different. With this release, it seems to get even more devoid of light the further that you listen on.
Taking cues and influences from their great doom forefathers, Eternal Black give their sound their own modern doom twist to create a unique, wholly crushing and ultimately heavy listen. Much of the record is played mid to down tempo, but even when Eternal Black picks the pace up a little bit they never lose their murky and abyssal edge. Throughout each track you are sure to be subject to dark, twisting tunes that just don’t stop bleeding your innocence dry and on top of that they continue to suck the light out of the room until your listen has finished.
Bleed the Days is a menacing and towering record that pummels you with fuzz lined riffs that have just a hint of destruction in them. On top of the wall crumbling riffs are the buzzing and equally murky bass lines that are only to be coupled with pounding drumming and gritty clean sung vocals that compliment the ever gritty and rough sound that leaks from your speakers. Once you begin listening Bleed the Days as a whole comes pouring out of your speakers in a dark and heavy sludge. The more that you listen the more heavier that you yourself feel, and the more that you listen, you can feel yourself being subdued by the overwhelming weight of this record as a whole.
From beginning to end, Eternal Black provides you with nothing but venomous doom that seeps in to your very veins. Bleed the Days doesn’t let up or even seem like they ever wanted to. Even when their interlude of sorts titled Into Nothing plays, you still feel as though you are trapped in a bleak tunnel of oozing darkness.
Bleed the Days is an unforgiving, weighty record that is incredibly enjoyable to listen to. If you are a fan of doom metal, there is no reason to skip out on picking this record up. For seven straight tracks you are presented with great doom that will be sure to bury you under seas of never ending darkness, and there isn’t much more that you could want.
Eternal Black Bandcamp: https://eternalblack.bandcamp.com/