ETERITUS - Following The Ancient Path

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Format: CD
Genre: Old School Death Metal
Country: Poland

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released June 26, 2016

Recorded during 2015 in IX Studio
Produced by Michał Barski
Lyrics and music by Eteritus
Front cover by Bartek Kurzok

Eteritus line-up:
Liam Tailor: guitars, vocals
Zima: guitars
Greg: bass
Nitro: drums

Contact: eterituspl@gmail.com
More info: www.facebook.com/eteritus

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A damn near flawless album of its genre front to back, “Following the Ancient Path” is a real punch to the face and I mean that in the best way possible. Eteritus have given us one hell of a ride that death metal fans everywhere are not going to want to pass up for even a moment.
[HEAD-BANGER REVIEWS]

At times the guitar riffing can be very melodic while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while some of the faster riffing often uses a decent amount of open note tremolo picking and all of the songs also remain very heavy from beginning to ending of the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
[THE TRUE BRINGER OF DEATH]

This is old school death metal from Poland, using a similar font for their logo as Entombed and Fatalist, you kind of know what to expect on this debut album, but that’s just fine by me. There’s a cross between the UK (Benediction) and Swedish scene (name checked earlier) for me in the sound whilst the production is perfect, not too overdriven, but enough gnarl to shatter your foundations.
Song wise, there’s plenty of good stuff on offer, tempo variations, rabid solos and even some more melodic solos when you get to the closer ‘Mortal Prophecy’. Suffice to say, it is a consistent album, however I wouldn’t say there is a stand out track, but that’s pretty redeeming really as you get a full album experience without the need to skip to your would-be favourites. I like the artwork, the colour makes it stand out more, these black and white covers just merge into one album after another, and ‘Following the Ancient Path’ depicts some originality in its presentation even if musically you may try to compare this release to others. That’s a touch unfair, it’s not a copycat, but there is a lot of material like this out there. The fact that they are from Poland means that the sound has travelled further as you usually get homage to others styles of death metal from that nation.
All in all, ‘Following the Ancient Path’ is a solid death metal album. You won’t find any surprises, but you won’t find complacency either, it has a perfect balance. Presented in a slightly cleaner form of annihilation, Eteritus are a band to savour and watch for further development.
[AVE NOCTUM]

Death metal has come a long way since the genre blasted into existence in the mid-eighties. Aided by labels like Roadrunner and Earache, the style quickly gained a lot of attention by fans and media. And as soon as death metal was born, in started evolving into doom-death, grindcore and, more recently, deathcore, amongst others. However, wherever there is evolution, there is recurrence. Wherever people are trying to renew something, there are others who like the whole thing just the way it was.
In that aspect, 'Following The Ancient Path' is the perfect title for this debut album. Polish growling combo Eteritus treat us to a decent slab of old school death metal. After a little intro, the quartet surely takes us back to those mid-eighties, reminding me of bands like Dismember, Obituary, Bolt Thrower and so on. Now, I have to mention that I wasn't so sure of this album when I listened to opener 'Biocentric', but with massive old school anthems like 'Hellish Imagery' and 'Incinerator' this act certainly convinced me.
The riffs are fierce, the drums are methodical and the vocals are brutal, turning tracks like 'The Unliving Thing' and the somewhat groovy 'Somber Mind' into death metal highlights. If these guys started this band about thirty years ago, they would be highly acclaimed pioneers in the genre. In that case, this album quite possibly would have become a classic, one of those albums you need if you call yourself a fan of death metal. Well, "fan of death metal", I suggest you get your hands on this album anyway, not because it's a classic but because it's a damn good one.
[MERCHANTS OF AIR]

This year's news of Polish ETERITUS contains everything necessary for opening the door to the underworld. Moldy great riffs, morbid vocals and the atmosphere full of darkness make from this album some duty for all fans of real true death metal. The nineties of the last century come alive with full power once again. When I'm listening the world is dark, cold and evil. Welcome to the old school party. It will be served ancient procedures, pus and scab. The album has done well. It has a certain spark that makes it different from the hundreds similar. We are dust and to dust we will transform! If you fancy a big amount of scabies, "Following the Ancient Path" is for you more than a good album. Death metal record, which opens the lids of the old coffins! Great gravedigger job!
[DEADLY STORM]

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Track Name: Biocentric
The world reveals before your eyes
It reconstructs a web of lies
The world did not create life
A conscious mind projects reality
Right before your eyes
Intricate web of lies
When you realize
You can create form
The key of life
Life and consciousness
Are the key to understand
The true nature
Of the universe
The key of life
These revelations, they change nothing
Still we have to die, still we have to live
No ascension, we are weak
Still we are here, still we're nothing
Track Name: Hellish Imagery
Go down the spiral, to world below
A place of wonders in shades of blood
Tall pyres of bones and empty skulls
Raising from fire, from sea of mud
Downward spiral
Down you go
No return now
Your hurt burns
Stench of decay and brimstone
Screams of excruciating pain
Sight of rotting corpses
Touch of a dead man's hand
Only way out of this hole
Is to pay the highest tall
Go up the spiral, to world above
A place so mundane, in shades of gray
Small structures of stone and empty homes
All razed in fire and sea of blood
Upward spiral
Up you go
No return now
Your heart mourns
Track Name: The Unliving Thing
Dark moon reflects in the eye of the beast
He longs for his brood, calls for his kin
Watching with dead eyes
Searching for blood
Running from daylight
Hiding from sun
His claws are ripping
Tearing the ground
Swift like the wind
Black as the night
Running, hiding
Holding on to your life
Weeping, screaming
Just let go and die
The beast and the man
Hunter and prey
The game is on
The prize - your corpse
Black , scarred mane
Razor-sharp claws
Unsatiated blood-thirst
And hunger for flesh
Running, hiding, holding on to your life
Weeping, screaming, let go and die
Deadly silent
Terrifyingly real
Shows his fangs
Leaps for the kill
Track Name: Eye of the Storm
Don't know what it's like | When you lose your home
Don't know what it's like | When you live alone
Traveling through the stars | Millenniums lost forever
Living in the eye of storm | With all your fears together
Now the storm has begun
All is lost, all is done
Now in the eye of storm
You will never reborn
In the dark abyss
The evil is evoken
The end is so near
The shadow lord has spoken
Don't know what it's like | When you lose your hope
Don't know what it's like | When you die alone
Flying past the stars | Millenniums left behind
Living in the eye of storm | With all your fears together
Now the storm has begun
All is lost, all is done
Now in the eye of storm
You will never reborn
Track Name: Incinerator
Walking on the ashes of a scorched, dead world
Burned to the ground in a fiery storm
Cemetery silence, instilling fear
The light in your eye like a tip of a spear
Stand with a frozen heart, keep silent, keep still
Here come the worms, to tear down your flesh
Purging fire
Sweeping the land
Flaming choir
Bow before dawn, down to your knees
wondering now, what lies beneath
Take a deep breath, start to descend
With bleeding fingers, dig into the ground
Burrow in dirt, escape from the sky
Follow the worms or end up dead
Purging fire
Sweeping the land
Flaming choir
Under the ashes of a dead world
Rotten carcasses keeping you warm
Mud and dust protecting from sun
Always go down, down where it's safe
Deep underground, in cradle of earth
Waiting with patience, one day to return
Track Name: Somber Mind
Better not to dwell on existence
Or you may find the dark secrets hidden deepest
Biggest horror, darkest secrets
Humans crave to unveil
It will be our own undoing
To uncover the last pieces
Final riddle, ultimate mystery
Humans crave to unveil
Always searching for an answer
By your logic still constrained
In Pandora's Box awaits
What will finally fill the empty space
With the picture now complete
Nooo!
All simple minds will scream
The will to exist will cease
And all those living will stop
Realizing there is no more
Final riddle, ultimate mystery
Humans crave to unveil
Always searching for an answer
By your logic still constrained
Track Name: End of Line
World keeps going on | Even though you're gone
Death is your end of line | Not mine
Like a speck of dust | Thrown into a storm
Like a grain of sand | In hourglass
Nothing is certain | Nothing is absolute | Nothing is for granted | Nothing for sure
World keeps going on | Long after you're gone
To your memory no shrine | Not one
Not a single thought | Nor a written word
No flowers on your grave | In memoriam
Either by chaos, or by design, all death is brutal and so is life
All that exists, and all that was, all that will be, everything lost
Thing that matter, those tat don't | Delusion of meaning , illusion of choice
Constructs of mind, creations of thought | Material beings, ethereal souls
Whether by fate or by choice | The paths we follow are one-way roads
They all are leading to one single point | Where all began, all is destroyed
World, keeps going on, when all life is gone
Not bothered by mites like us
In a single tick, of a hand in a clock
Graves to our memory, wiped out
Track Name: Mortal Prophecy
Learn - Admire
Earn - The fire
Listen to the teacher
And his lectures
His blazing tongue
Impasioned reasons
And as to who are we
And what we'll be
And where do we go
There's no apocalypse
No final trip
No absolution
Only one thing awaits
Conflagration
Hellfire awaits!
Learn - Admire
Earn - The fire
Listen to the preacher
And his sermons
His fiery speaches
Internal demons