10.3.13

Eternal Tears of Sorrow - Saivon Lapsi (2013)

Eternal Tears of Sorrow is a good name for a band played more than one musical genre. EToS is a melodic death metal band, come from Finland. Their best album I am been aware of is Chaotic Beauty in 2000. Taking that thirteen years has passed and with numbers of album in between, which I hadn't listen, come in now Saivon Lapsi. This is their seventh studio album, is fruitful work with a mixed of power metal riff, good orchestration and death metal singing.

Promising started in intro Saivo, and then the riff is in. Begining verses, ..."I am your leader, / I am the winter storm,...." is best line to growl under such riff. Dark Alliance is good started, it is a good mixed on all elements of orchestration, gothic choir, riff and growl. On second track Legion Of Beast, come with keyboard passage and interesting answering drum licks. Dance of December is dark death metal feel, the band best in building up their stuffs, take all the necessary notes to make the composition awesome. The band also invest a good moment of duet singing between bassist Altti Veteläinen who do the growl and Jarmo Kylmänen who doing the clean vocal. Such take turn things best balance in The Day, where clean singing enjoying his extra singing line. Intermission piano ballad is in Sound Of Silence, which is also a track with good backing female voices. The last part of album didn't seem to down in quality with Beneath The Frozen Leaves and Swan Saivo all awesome composition. We then have ACT III: Saivon Lapsi Angelheart, Ravenheart as the closing act.

So that the band make it again, another underrated album from underrated melodic death band. Saivon Lapsi is intense with intrigue solos, orchestration, exchanging singing of power metal, death metal and female gothic metal voices. All mixed with good care. It is a good album to connect within these several genre. Listener from both side will enjoy this album.

Metal Harem class: ******** eight stars out of ten

Eternal Tears of Sorrow - Saivon Lapsi 2013
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01. Saivo
02. Dark Alliance
03. Legion Of Beast
04. Kuura
05. Dance Of December
06. The Day
07. Sound Of Silence
08. Beneath The Frozen Leaves
09. Swan Saivo
10. Blood Stained Sea
11. Angelheart, Ravenheart (Act III: Saivon Lapsi)
12. New Dawn (JP Bonus Track)
13. Another One Falls Asleep (JP Bonus Track)


    Altti Veteläinen – vocals, bass guitar
    Jarmo Kylmänen – clean vocals
    Jarmo Puolakanaho – guitar
    Mika Lammassaari – guitar
    Janne Tolsa – keyboards
    Juho Raappana – drums



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