Into Eternity
The Sirens

1. The Sirens
2. Fringes of Psychosis
3. Sandstorm
4. This Frozen Hell
5. Nowhere Near
6. Devoured by Sarcopenia
7. Fukushima
8. The Scattering of Ashes

Tim Roth – Lead Guitar/Vocals
Amanda Keirnan – Vocals
Troy Bleich – Bass/Backing Vocals
Bryan Newbury – Drums, Justin Bender – Guitar
Matt Cuthberson – Guitar

Into Eternity (1999)
Dead or Dreaming (2001)
Buried in Oblivion (2004)
The Scattering of Ashes (2006)
The Incurable Tragedy (2008)

Justin Bender - Guitars (lead)
Jasun Tipton - Guitars (lead)
Rob Doherty - Vocals
Chuck Labossiere - Vocals
Cam Dixon - Vocals
Stu Block - Vocals
Glen Drover - Guitars (lead)

Co-produced by Into Eternity.
Recorded, mastered and mixed at Touchwood Studios, Regina, SK, Canada.
Jason Cullimore: Symphony and Symphonic arrangments
Mattias Norén: Artwork, Layout and Logo design
Justin Bender: Producer, Mixing, Mastering

Released 2018-10-26
Reviewed 2018-11-05



Canadian metal heroes Into Eternity has been silent on the record front for a decade and now they come with an album called The Sirens that was self released in august and now comes on the label M-Theory. And as it is female fronted one might imagine that it offers some siren singing that might mesmerise whoever is listening. This is the sixth album by this band and it is said that the previous albums were highly rated and so on, I don’t really know about them but I have been playing this one a few times now and one thing that strikes me is that the cover is quite nice.

The music is somewhere in the modern death metal meets power metal, female fronted by a girl who can both sing and growl – she does it pretty well. The production is pretty good as well, the variation is not so good and the album can be described as a little bit long with a fifty minute playing time. And I think that one hardly can describe the band as original or anything like that, it just feels like something I have heard before.

Decent stuff I guess, the songs are okay and everything – I guess you can say that there is nothing too poor about the album but neither is there much of excitement. As I wrote before, the songs are okay bar the one called Fukushima that I find extraordinarily boring and that one along with one more should have been discarded well before the album was put together. I am not really impressed, it may not be bad but I doubt that this album will make much of an impression on the world of music. I think they need to find a more original voice and they need to make better songs if they want anyone to really notice.

And with all those conclusions, or rambling words of lunacy I can conclude that this album isn’t really exciting. I find the cover art to be the best part of it, and that isn’t the most amazing art I have seen either. This siren song isn’t really luring me into this album, actually it might to the opposite and in the end I have a hard time seeing this album being anything but consigned to oblivion.






Label: M-Theory Audio
Three similar bands: Scar Symmetry/Mercenary/Arsis
Rating: HHHHHHH (3/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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