Raw, atmospheric, damning and entirely blackened, Eternal Suffering offers up Beyond The Threshold Of Twilight. This EP features five total tracks of atmospheric symphonic black metal that captures the mind and has it wander through mystical and harrowing soundscapes. Eternal Suffering twist together their blackened assault with their symphonic and atmospheric elements well to create a very well rounded and immersive sound.
Eternal Suffering begins this offering with a two and a half minute intro that entirely features their symphonic and ambient chops. Ultimately this opening title track draws you in, giving you a little taste of what is to come from the remainder of the release. Once you are gripped by a cold hand reaching up from the netherworld, Eternal Suffering storms forth with their second offering Invoking the Full Moon. This track hits you immediately with a primal dissonant scream that is backed by razor like riffs and ever tumultuous drumming. Swirling underneath the otherwise blackened sonic assault are the symphonic elements that twist and weave themselves among the blistering blackened mass. As rampaging and storming as this track is, you are presented with a grandiose and compelling ambiance as well.
Invoking the Full Moon really shows off what Eternal Suffering does really well and continues to do through the remaining tracks. Through each offering you are not only greeted by scorching black metal, but by ever shifting soundscapes and atmosphere as well. Each of the offerings harbored within this title are well written dissonant storms of blackened malevolence. From beginning to end you become trapped within a vortex of foreboding soul claiming black metal from which you will not be able to escape until the final note.
Through and through, Beyond The Threshold Of Twilight is a solid effort, one that is engaging, enchanting, malevolent and more. This is a straight forward no filler symphonic black metal release from start to finish and Eternal Suffering executes very well.