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Following The Ancient Path


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Intro 01:25
Biocentric 04:22
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
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
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
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
Incinerator 03:16
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
Somber Mind 03:41
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
End of Line 03:40
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
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


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


released June 26, 2016

Recorded during 2015 in IX Studio
Produced by MichaΕ‚ 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


"A damn near flawless album of its genre front to back, β€œFollowing 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."

"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."

"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 β€˜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 β€˜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, β€˜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."

"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."

"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!"


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