March 2016 Album of the Month: The Fire Within by Eternity’s EndFriday, 8th April 2016
Seems no surprise that Eternity’s End snagged our album of the month for March if you take a look at the numbers. Featuring Christian Muenzner (ex-Obscura) to tempt the usually more death metal oriented range of the staff and directly tapping into the DR love of well written power/prog, there’s a broad appeal that Eternity’s End finds themselves in in the grand scheme of things. The Fire Within sticks to the more aggressive end of the spectrum, sure to ensnare fans of Muenzner’s work and couples it with some strong vocal work from Ian Parry. An impressive debut that should quickly land them in the genre’s upper echelon.
An excerpt from Matt Coe’s 9/10 review, which posted on March 23, 2016:
Striking out on a new accord, ex-Obscura guitarist Christian Muenzner started Eternity’s End in 2014 – a power/progressive metal entity far different from his technical death wheelhouse. Having to step down due to focal dystonia (impairing the coordination of his index and middle fingers), this quintet is still quite heavy and aggressive in their output – also featuring a veteran singer in ex-Elegy front man Ian Parry that keeps melody hand in hand with the adrenaline-oriented, neo-classical laced proceedings. The Fire Within may be a debut album, but dig beneath the surface and you’ll find a band who record and deliver a product that sounds seasoned and sharp.
The Fire Within is an excellent record and proves Christian Muenzner as a guitarist and composer can adapt to multiple styles of metal and produce high quality output time and time again. Looking forward to hearing more albums from this outstanding band, Eternity’s End could be a player in the competitive power/progressive metal scene for decades.
Read the entire review HERE.