Eternal Lord Blessed Be This Nightmare

Eternal Lord Blessed Be This Nightmare
Easily the hardest band and album to be featured on Ferret in a long time, Blessed Be This Nightmare is Eternal Lord’s debut, one that is impressively heavy and sludgy as hell. This fret-filled five-piece have set out to beef up their label’s current metal cred and have succeeded on all fronts. Taking from multiple genres, thrash, metal, hardcore and sprinkles of doom are melded together in a seamless fusion. Lead song "Hot To Trot” pushes you to think that two-step will be the tempo for the album, which is contradictory. The harmonised guitars with breakdowns reek of hardcore, the angular riffing over ferocious blast beats recall Graf Orlock and the slow, churning, short bursts of musical molasses take from all metallic genres. Lead vocalist Edward makes good use of his diversity via screams, belly growls and a subtlety higher growl. It allows the album to keep a cohesive sound while offering a variety that keeps things so fresh and so mean. (Ferret)