Aeternam - Disciples of the Unseen (2010)
Canadian death metallers Aeternam are hard band to describe as they don't fit snuggly into any one genre. The best I can come up with is melodic death metal with strong classic metal & oriental music influences. Black metal, thrash metal & metalcore all get a working over as well though. I can certainly hear At The Gates & Judas Priest in many parts of "Disciples Of The Unseen". The oriental influence is very obvious in the Priest-like lead guitar melodies & is what gives them their own sound to an extent. This is a good effort for their debut album. It's just not quite captivating enough to draw me back for multiple listens as it's probably a little too melodic for my taste. The snare sound could do with some work as it sounds particularly thin during the blast beast sections too.