AETERNAL : “The Conscious Machine ” CD Self Release Autumn 2017. Italy Melodic Black Metal band . An interesting cover with the band name being used a lot in the extreme world. The logo is in fact one piece used in reverse giving the impression of one word, it makes it original on its way. This concept album of the human being is mostly created by two individuals. The band started fourteen years earlier and went to many line up changes that wasn’t going to make it happen.
The determination of the main members get it reason and helped having this album some kind of special. The band calls itself Melodic Death Metal but when listening to the songs the broken sharky voice reminds me more the early Black Metal bands close to earliest Thrash voices. Since it’s a concept ,it’s pretty hard to get a musical direction as we normally do.
The intro in the vein of Pink Floyd , that Black Metal and a melodic one reminding the eighties new wave such a Cure. All those elements mixed together with folk sounds and lots of keyboards parts like video games or tv comics such as Ulysse 31, is certainly getting into your brain. I can understand the difficulty to find a complete band to achieve such concept. Italian samples on the fourth song ‘too much blind’… melodic guitar parts which might reminds a bit Death…
Due to the melodic music parts that is reflected in the band logo, added with the broken voice they surely will make their way into the Metal scene with a slight different approach we know. The extreme scene will might join or reject the project but at the time of many music styles are gaining popularity this band has its chance to conquer a wide audience. If you don’t mind the voice you can go deeper and dig the lyrics about the human brain 80/100.