08:34 - ScreamingSteelUS I've returned from tonight's show with a setlist from Mayhem, a pick from Watain's bassist, the new Mayhem and Rotting Christ, a Mayhem shirt, and vomit on my shoes from the guy next to me. Shook Necrobutcher's hand. Good show.
01. Victim Of Heresy 02. Le Retour 03. Satanic War 04. La Nuit Du Démon 05. Ange Ou Demon 06. Le Sang De Nos Ancêtres 07. Cyprinium 08. Malediction 09. Vampyr 10. Lycanthrope 11. L'Eternel Combat 12. In The Old Of... 13. The Four Winds Of Evilness
Even if the band plays Metal since 1996, "The Four Winds Of Evilness" is only the first album of the combo. This auto-production is a nice album of extreme Metal which mixes Thrash, Death and Black Metal. This is not super original and its production is a bit average but for a first release this is not bad at all. If Eternal Rest follows this way I think that some people will talk about them in France.
"The Four Winds Of Evilness" is varied because the album mixes a lot of different musical styles. From the fast rhythms of Thrash Metal to the anger of Black Metal and the big grunts of Death Metal, you're in front here of a nice mixing of different Metal. Also, "The Four Winds Of Evilness" doesn't lack of nice melodies and since that the band has three guitarists we have in general some good harmonies in the songs. It's not bad at all but let's be honest too, this is not really original and won't surprise you. If you like such kind of music it should be ok but don't expect anything new here.
The main problem of the release is its production. Even if "The Four Winds Of Evilness" is an official first album, the sound of this release sounds like the one of a demo. It's not impossible to listen to the CD but the mixing is really average and the drums aren't really well mixed. This is a bit sad because Eternal Rest has some nice melodies and it's not so easy to hear all the parts of the songs but let's hope that the band will be able to fix this problem in the future and in that case, it should be ok.
"The Four Winds Of Evilness" is only the first album of Eternal Rest and despite its really big classicism and its average production, this is a really honest album. With time and other official releases I'm sure that the band will be able to confirm my hopes. Right now "The Four Winds Of Evilness" sounds a bit more like a demo than a real album but if you like Extreme Metal with a lot of different influences I think that you'll like this release. Have a look on it, Eternal Rest is a band which deserve our support.