Ewigheim are a band from Germany that plays a very gothic form of doom metal along with small amounts of black metal influences and this is a review of their 2013 album "Nachruf" which was released by Massacre Records.
"Zwischen Menschen" which was the first song on the album opens up with keyboards and melodic clean singing vocals before adding in heavy doom metal guitar riffs that also utilize some melody along with some bass guitars and guitar leads and after a minute there is a brief use of spoken word parts.
"Die Augen Zu" begins with 80's style gothic keyboards before adding in heavy guitars, bass and drums which also lead s up to some melodic vocals and towards the end there is a brief use of melodic guitar leads along with some clean playing in the background.
"Am Meer" opens up with dark sounding keyboards before adding in the gothic vocals and a few seconds later heavy guitars make their way into the music along with some drums and after a couple of minutes melodic guitar leads make their way into the song.
"Heimweh" starts up with clean guitars before getting heavy as well as bringing in drums and keyboards which also leads up to some vocals and you can also hear bass guitars in the background and towards the end there is a brief use of spoken word parts.
"Ein Nqachruf" kicks in with keyboards before adding in heavy guitar riffs and drums and a few seconds alter the vocals kick in and the music goes more into a gothic metal direction along with some guitar solos and leads that come in and out of the song.
"Himmelfahrt" comes in with keyboards and heavy guitar riffs along with some drums and then the vocals start to kick in along with some gothic and 80's new wave elements and the guitar riffing gets more melodic towards the end.
"Falsches Herz" is introduced by 80's style keyboards and drums before adding in heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums which then leads to some vocals a few seconds later along with a mixture of clean and heavy sections and during the last minute of the song there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads.
"Liebes Lied" is brought in by keyboards and vocals before adding in heavy guitar riffs and drums and after a couple of minutes there is a brief use of melodic guitar solos and leads before the end of the song.
"Glueck Im Ungluek" makes its way in with keyboards that utilize elements of synth pop and new wave which also leads up to heavy and melodic sounding guitar riffs and leads along with drums before adding in vocals and during the last minute the guitar solos make a return for a few seconds.
"Wenn Es Am Schoensten Ist" brings its way in with heavy guitar riffs, keyboards and drums along with some melodic vocals a few seconds later which also leads up to some powerful sounding bass guitars and halfway through the song guitar leads and solos start coming in and out of the song.
"Sanctum Imperium" which is also the last song on the album begins with keyboards and a few seconds later melodic vocals start to kick in along with some heavy guitar and bass riffs which utilize melody as well as a brief use of black metal vocals which also leads up to some melodic guitar riffing along with some violins and guitar leads.
Song lyrics are written in German and cover suicide, murder and death, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound to it where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Ewigheim are a very great sounding mixture of gothic and doom metal with small amounts of black metal influences and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Zwischen Menschen" "Heimweh" "Glueck Im Ungluek" and "Sanctum Imperium". RECOMMENDED BUY.