Slow Burn Suicide

by Eternal Black

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"...it's live and raw sounding, thick and fuzzed out. This is doom as it should be in America today; angry, abrasive and seething with an undertow of disillusionment."
-- Sludgelord
thesludgelord.blogspot.com/2019/06/album-review-eternal-black-slow-burn.html

"On tracks like the post-intro opener 'Lost in the Fade' and the rolling 'The Ghost,' they tap into this omnidirectional aggression, and even as 'Sum of All Your Fears' hits into a chorus ripe for comparison to Deliverance-style C.O.C. ...the band maintain their downtrodden atmosphere instrumentally and lyrically, taking what they want from the past and making it their own." -- The Obelisk
theobelisk.net/obelisk/2019/06/07/eternal-black-slow-burn-suicide-review-stream/

"Eternal Black don’t beat around the bush about the fact they are a true American doom band. One with a foot in the traditional past, while the other treads in the real time, here and now. With songs like “Sum Of All Fears” and “Sinners, Saints, And Madmen“, our thunderous three acknowledge the greats like Iommi, Edling, and Wartell/Franklin in the band’s guitar emissions. The same can be said for the bass and drums, wearing influences of Butler and Ward, or Reeder and Rogers, openly for all to hear." -- Riff Relevant
www.riffrelevant.com/2019/08/19/eternal-black-slow-burn-suicide-album-review/

"With their second album, Slow Burn Suicide, Brooklyn, New York's Eternal Black deliver old school doom in spades. The band most definitely carries their inspiration on their sleeves, you can hear the sounds of Saint Vitus throughout the record as the bands massive sound and growled, dark lyrics plunge deep into the heart and soul of the listener. While the style is old school, the sound is impressive, the record is impressively recorded and played with precision and a style all their own. "
-- Outlaws of the Sun
outlawsofthesun.blogspot.com/2019/06/eternal-black-slow-burn-suicide-album.html

"A tour de force of doom that feels equal parts the modern crunch-fest packed with riffs right to left and homage to the classic spirit of proto-doom that all comes together immensely well." -- Headbanger Reviews
headbangerreviews.wordpress.com/2019/07/11/eternal-black-slow-burn-suicide/

"I’ll be honest with you guys: I’m not really sure what to write here about Eternal Black’s newest record, Slow Burn Suicide. The best thing I can think of is that it kicks so much ass that the band should be in a jail cell for assault."
-- Heavy Blog Is Heavy
www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2019/06/26/doomsday-june-2019/

"Here we have some real riff-worshippers, and we’ve caught them in an act of devotion."
-- Wonderbox Metal
wonderboxmetal.com/2019/07/20/eternal-black-slow-burn-suicide-review/

"If you desire a band that plays raw and powerful music and uses the pillars of traditional doom to create their own modern interpretation of doom, Eternal Black’s new album is strongly recommended." -- Orange Maze
orangemazes.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/eternal-black/

"Toda una revolución regenerativa llena de sorpresas y algunos cambios en la dirección musical, bastante notables, pero sobre todo, evidenciando sus influencias. Digamos que algo de Corrosion Of Conformity se mueve dentro de lo nuevo de Eternal Black y eso sin duda, es una gran noticia. Como si los neoyorquinos se adentrarán en los cenagales de Carolina del Norte y sacaron provecho de las resonancias fangosas que la historia precede a ese estado norteamericano. Cuando escuchas un álbum como 'Slow Burn Suicide', muchas miradas se centran en ese titán denominado 'Lost In The Fade', pista más larga del álbum y también dotada de una extensión para reforzar las ideas de Eternal Black. ¿Saint Vitus?, ¿The Obsessed tal vez?, en cualquier caso, armonías que al leal seguidor del género, enamorarán profundamente."
-- La Habitación 235
www.lahabitacion235.com/musica/novedades/eternal-black-slow-burn-suicide-2019.html

credits

released June 13, 2019

Ken Wohlrob: Guitars, Vocals
Joe Wood: Drums
Hal Miller: Bass

Produced and mixed by Joe Kelly and Kol Marshall
Recorded at Suburban Elvis Studios, Fall 2018
Mastered by Tony Reed, March 2019
Words and Music by Ken Wohlrob
Background vocals and piano on “Three Fates” by Kol Marshall
Cover photos by Matt McAlpin
Design by Ritual Design
© 2019 Eternal Black / Obsidian Sky Records

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Eternal Black is a doom band based out of Brooklyn, NY. Steeped in the American doom tradition of Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, Spirit Caravan, and EyeHateGod, Eternal Black’s music is full of heavy and bluesy riffs, Bonham-esque drums, and rumbling low-end. ... more

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Track Name: Lost in the Fade
Black blood and a bag of bones
He walks through a thousand years
Crooked jaw and demon’s eye
These rags were once a man
Shouts out “The worms await!”
Spits back as ravens sing

Drift away
Souls decay
Drift away
Lost in the Fade

Braces for the call of tomorrow
As the lost are dragged away
Halos always lose their luster
When you crawl through the bile
Back breaks under the weight
Spits blood as the ravens sing

Drift away
Souls decay
Drift away
Lost in the Fade

He drops down between the planes
Been slicing him all these years
Dead skin flies away
Long faces of all he’s been
Still hoping to see the gates
Stumbling to a fool’s grave

Drift away
Souls decay
Lost in the Fade
Track Name: Below
How low have I sunk?
Never dig deep enough
Down here it’s all bone dust
Souls at zero
Her beauty haunts my days
Can’t cross that abyss
Screamed baby please don’t go
Words gone adrift

A hell within myself
Old saints of decay
Torn nails scrape away
Still I sink deeper
Like a gash that never bleeds
Rivers run dry
Stab the sun before it flees
Skin the moon of its lies

Seasons below
Seasons below
Track Name: The Ghost
Dead man’s hand
Damned fool’s fate
Dead man’s head
Eyes gone gray
Dead man’s skin
Winding sheet
Dead man’s heart
Hangs on a nail

Drift of days
Beyond the veil
On that nail
Heart still beats
Track Name: Sum of All Fears
Lay down your hollow bones
On that bed of nails
If you claw out your eyes
Never see the crimes
Dig another hole
Wash the blood away

Snake devours itself
Dance for your plagues
Choking on the cure
Sum of all your fears

Can’t hide from the other
Can’t hide from the enemy
Can’t hide from ourselves
Crouching in the weeds
Beast of man comes knockin’
How good’s your aim?

Isolated, desiccated
The husk remains
Love of the living dead
Sum of all your fears

The knot twists and turns
Air grows thin
Madness reigns
The end’s the same
Track Name: A Desert of No Name
Adrift in the wastes
Hole in the sky
Falling fragments of mine
Lashed to the stone
I’ll never lift
Grains pierce the skin

My war
Trapped in mind
Old man laughs every time
Skeleton tree
With arms to the sky
The sands wash over me

Wreck of mine
A nowhere place
All ground down
Without a trace
Track Name: Sinners, Saints, and Madmen
Stones mark the way
All who fell passed through here
Sinners, saints and madmen
Soil soaked up the blood
Trees stand like titans
Sweep away shallow things

Cold, cold world
Hear the dogs sniffing ‘round
Sinners, saints and madmen
That slow burn suicide
Return from whence you came
To the smoke and the sea
Across the mirror of water
Reflections of low days

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