Ten years after the release of their first EP, Seize of Anubis, the Australian death metal band Eternal Rest will be releasing their third album on June 7th through Gore House Productions. The title is Picture of Hatred. Dan Swanö mixed and mastered it. Remy Cooper created the cover art. Good names to have on your side, especially when you’ve created music as powerful as this.
The album title is no exaggeration. Most extreme metal is aggressive, but Picture of Hatred genuinely comes for your throat… and your bones and internal organs. It’s fierce and punishing in a way that knocks you back on your heels, with enough electricity to power a decent-sized city.
It’s also clear that the band didn’t spend the ten years since their first record treading water — they’ve become quite skilled in writing songs that mercilessly dig their hooks into a listener’s head at the same time as they’re cracking it open like an egg. Continue reading »