2006, Autopsy Kitchen Records
Darkness Eternal, "Misanthropic Annihilation"
Being one of the few one-man metal bands to actually display talent on more than one instrument, Darkness Eternal is the sole work of George Velaetis, who started the band nearly a decade ago. Many of the 9 songs here have an underlying vibe similar to "Formulas Fatal..."-era Morbid Angel, with a healthy dose of New York death metal adding dense gloom. The melodies in "Darkness Conquerors All" are very much in the Incantation vein, as is "Unholy Trinity" with its classic girth lost on many bands today. The closing riff of "Cold...End...Dead" is also the songs' best and "Worship Us" is a crushing choice to end the album with. Much like some of his influences (e.g. The Chasm), Velaetis skirts the boundaries of many genres and simply plays metal, and does it very well.Ngolls