The members of Eternal Evil are only teenagers but their music reeks of the late ’80s. The Swedish quartet worship at the altars of the first wave of black metal and Teutonic thrash, sinking their teeth into the classic style with enthusiasm and gusto on debut album The Warriors Awakening Brings the Unholy Slaughter.
At 10 songs and 40 minutes, The Warriors Awakening has little room for frills or experimentation. Twin guitar attacks and frantic drumming drive the record, backing vocalist/lead guitarist Adrian Tobar’s bark. Even the guitar solos feel appropriately frantic and cluttered, further solidifying Eternal Evil’s retro style.
If names like Kreator, Venom, Sodom and Coroner send a chill down your spine, then Eternal Evil’s The Warriors Awakening Brings the Unholy Slaughter is your jam. It’s out on November 26 via Redefining Darkness—just in time for Black Friday!—but you can stream the album in full below.