This is a review of another recording from Norway''s Aeternus which continues their dark mixture of black, doom and death metal and the album was originally released in 2013 and called ...And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth" which will be re-issued in June of 2020 by Witching Hour Productions.
Dark beats start off the album before going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats. Vocals are mostly death metal growls along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them.
Grim black emtal style vocals can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs along with the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some of the riffing also showing an influence of groove metal as well as a couple of tracks also introducing acoustic and Spanish guitars onto the album, one of the later songs is also an instrumental. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness and anti religion themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Aeternus which shows some improvements from the previous re-issue that was reviewed and if you are a fan of blackened death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "There Will Be None" "Ruin And Resurrect" "Saligia" and "The Spirit Of Illumination". 8 out of 10.