That loud boom from Thane, Maharashtra, India wasn’t an earthquake it was death metal heathens, Eternal Returns, plugging in and jamming their near 28-minute opus, Reprieved To Totality.  The band was kind enough to post it on YouTube for you and the world to check out. And if you don’t, you’re missing out on something special.

Musically speaking, Reprieved To Totality is above average death metal. I’ve said this in the past when it comes to this genre, it takes quite a bit to get my attention and Eternal Returns, who have been perfecting this wall of metal for the last seven years, did it. They hooked me. I dug it.

This isn’t standard chug and blast beat, This is Eternal Returns swimming through various metal styles and fusing it all together through a very focused lens of death metal that’s uniquely them.  Eternal Returns most certainly have their own style and that’s saying quite a lot in this day and age of cut and paste.

What I hear predominantly on Reprieved To Totality, is a a band well versed in the art of blackened death. “Bull of Minos,” is a rager, and tight as hell. The can be said for “Salamander the Sorcerer” which is, without doubt, the best track on this record and, the most brutal. The vokills are undead glory while the music is a wrecking ball of pure madness.  The band takes a lot of risk by opening up like this but walk away winners.  The aggression factor is amped up to “11.”

I really enjoyed Reprieved To Totality. I’m hoping this is the start of something bigger for Eternal Returns. If I have any kind of criticism: Don’t wait another seven years to put something out. Support this band immediately, they’ve earned it.

Don’t be a poser, buy Reprieved To Totality here 

Follow the band on Facebook here 


Theron Moore has been freelance writing since 1989 as a staff writer for SLAM Magazine (Stateline Area Magazine, Northern IL / Southern WI), and contributor to Jake Wiseley’s (Red Decibel Records) Sheet Metal Magazine. He’s also published zines Louder Than God, The Saint Vitus Press & Poetry Review, For Those About to Rock, and blogs Church of the Necronomicon and All My Friends Are Rock Stars (AMFARS). Moore has contributed music, & movie reviews, and artist interviews to websites, Wormwood Chronicles, The Sludgelord, New Noise Magazine and Metal Forces Magazine. He is the author of All My Friends Are Rock Stars, Volumes I-III; Gangsters, Harlots and Thieves; Belvidere, Books & Guns; Blood on the Screen, Blood on the Page; all titles available on Amazon.

Write A Comment