The Eternal have released the first single from their upcoming album Waiting for the Endless Dawn, their first release of new material since 2013’s When The Circle Of Light Begins To Fade!
Worship Metal verdict: “In the Lilac Dust” – which features the enigmatic gutturals of Mikko Kotamäki (Swallow The Sun) – is a 10 minute excursion into exquisite doom/death, succinctly wrapped around a gothic framework of grandeur.
Slow, doomy and achingly fragile, “In The Lilac Dust” is a mournful journey into melancholy but one that comes with a devastating sense of threatening foreboding. In part, this can be attributed to the guest vocals of Mikko Kotamäki but the band as a while seem fired up here, revelling in their own sense of crushing power and unleashing a sprawling, diverse epic which transcends their gothic metal tag and embraces full on melodic doom/death.
After hearing this, waiting for Waiting For The Endless Dawn to be released may prove to be a patience-testing experience! 8/10
Over 3 years in gestation, this new opus is best described as the bands bleakest and heaviest album to date and Waiting For The Endless Dawn will undoubtedly prove to be the darkest statement in The Eternal’s long and diverse career. A statement which will see the band endeavouring to tour extensively and perform the album in it’s entirety in 2018…..and beyond!
“In The Lilac Dust” is available on all major online services such as Spotify, iTunes & Apple Music via Finnish label Inverse Records.
Waiting For The Endless Dawn is set for release on 16th August 2018 via Inverse Records.