The Eternal are a band from Australia that plays a progressive mixture of dark, doom and goth metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Waiting For The Endless Dawn" which will be released on August 17th by Inverse Records.
Melodic guitar leads start off the album while clean playing and acoustic guitars are also used at times along with some slide guitars also being used briefly as well as the riffs also using a great amount of melody and synths are also used quite a bit throughout the recording.
Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower riffing while the vocals are done in more of a melodic style along with the riffs also bringing in elements of prog metal as well as some stringed instruments also being added into certain sections of the recording, when grim screams are utilized they add in a touch of black metal, death metal growls are also utilized briefly and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses aggressive drums are also used briefly and spoken word parts are added onto the closing track.
The Eternal plays a musical style that takes dark, doom, goth and prog metal together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover sorrow, loneliness, sadness and life themes.
In my opinion The Eternal are a very great sounding progressive mixture of dark, doom and goth metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Wound" "Dont Believe Anymore". 8 out of 10.