Eternal Fear are back with a new offering. This time the boys from Karlskoga Sweden are wielding a powerhouse metal arsenal in the form of their album “Killing Time”. There’s no fluff on this album. You know as soon as you hear the opening sirens of “Thy Will Be Done” that you are getting a face full of metal. From there the album rampages seamlessly into “Age Of Glory” “Black Country” and “The Shadow” . In listening to this album you quickly realize that it keeps getting stronger and stronger with each passing track. Then you get to the title track “Killing Time”. The best way to describe this song is to say that if Ghost and Dio had a baby this would be their unholy spawn. It’s both haunting and powerful at the same time. The album continues to accelerate after that with the guys never taking their foot off the throttle. They continue to plow through your ears with “Halls Of Odin” and “Child Of Darkness” before beating you down with “Evil Ways” another stand out track. By the time you get to the end of the album with the gritty “No Guts” and “Chamber Of Lies” you’re ready for a shot of whiskey and a beer chaser. All in all a very strong if not exceptional effort.
8.5 out of 10
Rich “Big Sloppy” Markum