This four-song E.P. was released prior to 'Purgatory Afterglow' containing original material that, according to the band's view, "didn't fit" with their new style. The style here is certainly a fairly radical departure from the band's traditional death metal sound into avenues more melodic and mainstream than they had attempted previously, but despite a few cool guitars here and there, this ends up being a largely unsatisfying and somewhat pointless release.
The title song follows a more traditional rock direction than metal, the deathy style only being maintained by the heavy instruments. The riffs are medium tempo and wouldn't be out of place in a stoner rock band, and the vocals are accordingly sung in a deep spoken word style rather than growled. This song is led by a memorable guitar riff of the type sadly absent hereafter on the release. 'Eternal Eclipse' is a chorus-centric song with clean singing vocals, and almost as a conscious reactionary move, 'Bleed' is a fast, hard and energetic piece of punk-death-metal that sounds forced.
I have no idea whether the final cover of the Police's 'Invisible Sun' compares to the original, but like their earlier cover of Manowar, this sounds very authentic, with minimal conversion to death metal. The harmony singing will be enough to scare away genre purists, and although it's a nice idea, it doesn't really work.
1. Until Eternity Ends
2. Eternal Eclipse
4. Invisible Sun (The Police cover)
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Until Eternity Ends
2 Eternal Eclipse
4 Invisible Sun