Aeternitas are a band from Germany that plays a very symphonic form of goth metal with some doom, death and black metal elements and this is a review of their 2016 album "House Of Usher" which will be released in October by Massacre Records.
Dark sounding keyboards start off the album along with some symphonic elements that also gives the songs more of an epic feeling and after the intro the music goes into a heavier direction while also retaining the symphonic elements along with some female vocals making t heir presence known on the recording and they also take the music into more of a goth metal direction and t here are also some clean male vocals.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and the sower sections of the songs bring in a great amount of doom metal elements and the solos and leads also remain true to a very melodic style of metal and as the album progresses a couple of power ballads can be heard and there is also a brief use of acoustic guitars and electronic music sounds and all of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction.
Aeternitas creates an album that moves away from the black and death metal influences of previous recordings and focuses more on a straight forward and modern style of goth metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are based upon the Edgar Allan Poe story "House Of Usher".
In my opinion Aeternitas are a very great sounding goth metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "House Of Usher" "The Prophecy" "The Haunted Palace" and "Can You Hear The Demons". 8 out of 10.