Darkness Eternal - _Dawn of the Suffering_
(Independent, 2000)
by: Adrian Bromley (6.5 out of 10)
I was ready to give up on this band the first time I saw the lame artwork adorning the album cover. No doubt this is the -worst- cover for a record, indie or major label, that I have ever seen. It depicts a "Virgin Mary"-like figure holding a lizard-tongued child in a sea of flames while a bleeding eye looks on. I know: -lame-! But luckily for one-man metal machine George Valaetis (yes, he plays all the instruments), the music of Darkness Eternal is a nice, somewhat solid piece of death metal -- but still full of faults. My problem doesn't lie within the production, that is actually pretty good; my problem is with the pace of the record. Loose ideas seem to spur on the songs at times, making this just lumped ideas with no real congruency. I liked the record, notable numbers being "Mass Suicide", "Impeccable Doom" and the title track, but it needs work. And, of course, a new album cover.

Contact: George Valaetis, P.O. Box 5002, Spruce Grove,

(article published 12/8/2000)

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