Label: Century Media
Metal from Regina Saskatchewan
Yearning for the end has been a lingering theme for poets’ time immemorial. Artists have a unique position in the public eye; their art reminds you that you are not alone in the bleakness of your feelings. To combine the effects of the word with melody and rhythm can impart a deeper sense of community and bring a keener understanding of the human condition. Those who descend into the lyrical darkness of Into Eternity’s "Buried In Oblivion" may find that their only hope for ascent is the accompanying music’s harmonic beauty.
Canada’s INTO ETERNITY has expanded what is commonly thought of as the edges of progressive and death metal, and quite remarkably blurred the lines separating the two. 2002’s Dead Or Dreaming explored uncharted territory, and was heralded by Metal Maniac’s as “…being in a genre all its own.” Where many death metal bands shy away from the appearance of progressive overtones, INTO ETERNITY fully embraces traits familiar to prog-rock fans: brilliantly intertwined melodic vocal harmonies, and virtuoso guitar work. Where many prog-rock bands back away from death metal growls and blisteringly heavy riffs, these men from Regina infuse their music with both. This combination has never been better expressed than within the tracks of Buried In Oblivion.
Buried In Oblivion becomes a very personal album for the listener. Allow yourself to delve into darkness, to explore the haunted corner of the lyrics and yet triumphantly soar with INTO ETERNITY’S sonic dexterity. Buried In Oblivion is the 2004 album to remember, the one that will make your Top 5 list, the CD that amazed you from the moment you placed it in the tray.