Waiting For The Endless Dawn

by The Eternal

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Aleph Heartbreaking and powerful "out of time" songs. A sum for mournful lovers. A mighty album.Favorite tracks : All.
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norodoom Dark, brooding atmosphere with lyrics of pain and longing makes the setting all too familiar. Contrasted by glimpses of happiness with unique instrumentation, this album stays fresh. One aspect that sticks out are the vocal harmonies. Layered with precision, some of the songs have this ethereal tone to them. Waiting for the Endless Dawn is the soundtrack to the lives of those who have suffered; those that long for a better tomorrow. What do you find solace in that keeps you going each day? Favorite track: A Cold Day To Face My Failure.
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quantumgreg A harmonizing of beauty & brutality. The "I Lie In Wait" track is the epitome of this on the album; beautiful melodic harmonizing vocals, and then the chugga-chugga breakover with growling vocals. Then beautiful instrumentation to top it off. VERY enjoyable album I've already listened to a dozen times straight. Thank you, The Eternal, for this! Favorite track: I Lie In Wait.
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Madrigal_hjalmar Mammoth album. The introductory track, "The Wound," sets a perfect stage, remaining completely engaging for the entire 20-min runtime setting a bar which is never lowered. The final title cut is an emotionally powered catharsis that should make early-era MDB fans swoon with rapture as their hearts explode. Overall 9/10, only brought down a bit by the runtime, though I would not even begin to know how to trim any of this, as none if it feels like excess. Favorite track: Waiting For The Endless Dawn.
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‘Waiting For The Endless Dawn’ proves to be a heavy hearted, dark statement in the bands diverse and long career. Featuring 75 minutes of dark melancholic progressive influenced Doom Metal, the band spent over 3 years writing and recording what can be best described as the bands darkest & heaviest album to date.

“If you’re looking for something to blow you away, look no further than Waiting For The Endless Dawn. This is a truly exceptional piece of work.” - 10/10 Soundscape Magazine (UK)

“Doom metal hasn't sounded so very intriguing and adventurous for a long time, actually I see that rare are the bands in todays doom metal scene who have the guts to create something that transcends the genre and at a certain point reinvents it.” - 9.5/10 Terra Relicta (SI)

“ ‘Waiting For The Endless Dawn’ is a genuine album that goes beyond genres and manifests pure beauty.” - 94/100 Lords of Metal (NL)

“This album is quite magnificent. For some it may be a little much to take in in one hit, some may find it a little overwhelming, but be patient and persist with it, for the rewards are glorious.” - Metal Obsession (AU)

“Waiting for the Endless Dawn” is worth it for “The Wound” alone. That track is absolutely incredible." - 8/10 Progressive Music Planet

“This album is just amazing. For some it may be "too much" to sit down and listen to a record of such duration, but I want you to believe me, it is worth the most! In the end you will just be enchanted…” - 9/10 Greek Rebels (GR)

“In my opinion The Eternal are a very great sounding progressive mixture of dark, doom and goth metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band.” - 8/10 Doomed to Darkness

“…With their ability to safeguard innocence in a maelstrom of misery is what should truly be applauded in Waiting for the Endless Dawn.” - 8.5/10 RTMB Music

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released August 17, 2018

Mark Kelson : Guitar, Vocals, Mandolin, Lap Steel
Richie Poate : Guitar
Martin Powell : Keyboards
Dave Langlands : Bass Guitar
Marty O’Shea : Drums

Mikko Kotamäki : Growling vocals on 'In The Lilac Dusk'
Emily Saaen : Additional Vocals
Erica Kennedy : Violin

All Lyrics: M. Kelson
All Music: M.Kelson, M.Powell, R.Poate
Except The Wound, Music: M.Kelson, M.Powell,
R.Poate,D.Langlands, M.O’Shea
Waiting For The Endless Dawn, Music: M.Kelson, M.Powell
& Don’t Believe Anymore, Music & Lyrics: Iva Davies.

Produced by Mark Kelson & Richie Poate

Recorded & Mixed between November 2015 & January 2018
Mixed by Mark Kelson with Richie Poate
Engineered by Mark Kelson @ Kelsonic Studios, Melbourne, Australia
Additional Engineering by Richie Poate & Peter ‘Reggie’ Bowman
Mastered by Joseph Carra @ Crystal Mastering, Melbourne, Australia
Cover art by Bairon Rivera for Barnel Photography

email: band@the-eternal.com
www.the-eternal.com
www.facebook.com/theeternal

Copyright The Eternal 2018. All Rights Reserved.

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The Eternal Melbourne, Australia

The Eternal formed in Melbourne, Australia in late 2002. In the bands 15 year history they have released 6 internationally acclaimed studio albums, 2 Live albums & a concert DVD. The band has toured extensively nationally & internationally with the likes of Amorphis, Anathema, Him, Katatonia & Opeth. The Eternal’s sound can be described as dark motive metal with Doom & Progressive influences. ... more

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Track Name: The Wound
THE WOUND

I waited on your words
Not knowing they’d shatter
As they passed through your lips
Like any other words you’d say
They re-arranged themselves
On the flowers that you lay
They hit me in the throat
And I was lost for words to say

Time heals all wounds, or so they say…

I wait for the death of the garden in which we lay
I lament and regret as I watch you fade
I take this last breath in this sorrows cold decay
I weigh this regret as I begin to fray

Your eyes cut like sharp stone
Digging deeper to white bone
I lay here bound and cold
In a monotone fatigue
I strain to raise my eyes
Beneath the weight of your shadow
Your insistent shimmering gaze
No longer seems to shine

Time heals all wounds, or so they say…

I wait for the death of the garden in which we lay
I lament and regret as I watch you fade
I take this last breath in this sorrows cold decay
I weigh this regret as I begin to fray

You leave me suffocated, you leave me Isolated
You leave me desecrated, you leave me terminated

This blackness rises before me like a wall
My mind reaches beyond, frantic as I fall

I’ll keep waiting now, but I know you’re not here
It still weighs me down, will it disappear?

I wait for the death of the garden in which we lay
I lament and regret as I watch you fade
I take this last breath in this sorrows cold decay
I weigh this regret as I begin to fray

As your words etch themselves in the wound,
I become an afterthought…
Track Name: Rise From Agony
RISE FROM AGONY

I need a saviour here tonight
(Here tonight)
To spill through this cold weak light
I’ve been buried in this shrine
(In this shrine)
In this tomb I’ve become entwined

I can’t see the forest for the trees
I can’t seem to rise from this agony
And I need to sleep for awhile…
I can’t see the dream’s that used to be
I can’t seem to release this misery
And I need to sleep for awhile…

I need release from this pain that binds
(Pain that binds)
Abandoned hope in a world that blinds
Washed away in a crimson tides
(Crimson tides)
Shattered remanence that divides

I can’t see the forest for the trees
I can’t seem to rise from this agony
And I need to sleep for awhile…
I can’t see the dreams that used to be
I can’t seem to release this misery
And I need to sleep for awhile…

I lie here waiting for an end
From this void, can I transcend?
I’m not afraid to close my eyes
With all the scares that cover me
The open wounds and memories
But I’m not afraid to close my eyes

I can’t see the forest for the trees
I can’t seem to rise from this agony
And I need to sleep for awhile…
I can’t see the dreams that used to be
I can’t seem to release this misery
And I need to sleep for awhile…

At horizon’s end
I’ve been waiting slumber to call
As I descend
I’ve been waiting slumber to fall
Track Name: A Cold Day To Face My Failure
A COLD DAY TO FACE MY FAILURE

What hope or reason do I have?
To find faith in what I feel
Will self doubt lead me to failure?
Or will I find strength in something real

Every time I find my wings
I can't find the strength to fly
Every time I cut the strings
I can't seem to break this...

One step forward and three steps back
A cold day to face my failure
Can't I find a way to re-attach?
A cold day to face my failure

I reach out again & again, but in vein
An illusion to cover this pain
The conclusion seems to remain the same
But still only myself to blame

Every time I find my wings
I can't find the strength to fly
Every time I cut the strings
I can't seem to break this tie

One step forward and three steps back
A cold day to face my failure
Can't I find a way to re-attach?
A cold day to face my failure

I see my face, it's withered & grey
Can I seize this day? Before its to late

Can't I ever let this go?
No I won't ever let it go
Can't I ever let this go?
No I won't ever let it go

Every time I find my wings
I can't find the strength to fly
Every time I cut the strings
I can't seem to break this tie

One step forward and three steps back
A cold day to face my failure
Can't I find a way to re-attach?
A cold day to face my failure
Track Name: I Lie In Wait
I LIE IN WAIT

I lie in wait for your soul, I lie in wait for your soul
I lie in wait for your soul, I lie in wait for your soul

The cold moon lights the narrow path
A path you should not take
Your wounds they show the aftermath
In this sorrows bleeding wake

The morning is white, the evening is black
A grey sorrow settles in between
Hold out your hand, hold out your hand
Hold out your hand, you’re bleeding
Hold out your hand, hold out your hand
Hold out your hand, keep reaching

I lie in wait for your soul, I lie in wait for your soul

The midnight sun reflects the light
On the frozen water deep
A red line dotted in white snow
Ever closer to your sleep

The morning is white, the evening is black
A grey sorrow settles in between
Hold out your hand, hold out your hand
Hold out your hand, you’re bleeding
Hold out your hand, hold out your hand
Hold out your hand, keep reaching

Won’t you just let me inside
You can no longer hide
Won’t you just let me inside
To find the one who has died

What I see in these shadows
Cannot be unseen…

I see your light is fading, weak & cold
I see your for the taking, a truth untold

The morning is white, the evening is black
A grey sorrow settles in between
Hold out your hand, hold out your hand
Hold out your hand, you’re bleeding
Hold out your hand, hold out your hand
Hold out your hand, keep reaching

I’ll be waiting this time…
I’ll be waiting this time…
Track Name: Don't Believe Anymore
DON’T BELIEVE ANYMORE

I never counted on this
Guess that's the way that it goes, yeah
You used to be someone I knew
Somebody I could understand but
Now, I don't know what to do
And I don't know who you are, no
All those things, I hear you say
You talk that way, you're a stranger and I

I don't know where to begin
Don't want to hear it again
I don't believe anymore
And this is all I know
I know, I've heard it before
I don't believe anymore

And I remember your voice
Before this happened to us
And I could see and I was sure
And everything was young and new but
We lost it too many times
And that's the way that it is
Lovers come and lovers go
When you think you know
It just isn't true, oh

I don't know where to begin
Don't want to hear it again
I don't believe anymore
And this is all I know
I know, I've heard it before
I don't believe anymore

I don't know where to begin
Don't want to hear it again
I don't believe anymore
And this is all I know
I know, I've heard it before
I don't believe anymore

Don't believe anymore
Don't believe anymore
Don't know where to begin
Don't want to hear it again
Don't believe anymore
And this is all I know
I know, I've heard it before
Don't believe anymore
Track Name: In The Lilac Dusk
IN THE LILAC DUSK

In the lilac dusk it comes
Under silver stars and a glowing crimson moon
Weaving through the dark cold rain
In this slanted mist, I reach upward in rigid pain

My light it burns out slowly
As my frozen voice echoes in silence
Shadows move across these skies
Over this hollow world, motionless I raise my eyes

Born is my burden, stinging with this grief
Aching in silence, no words that bring relief
A semblance of warmth, never to be found
I whisper to the earth, but I stand on hollow ground

Under my darkened veil
Still lies my silver crown
I grip with these hands so frail
But still I can’t seem to hold it down
Buried under my darkened veil
Still lies my silver crown
Waves rise and crash around me
In this loneliness I drown

These shores are silent, calved in eternal black
The sky is swollen with rain, shaken from fleeting light
The serpent's parting words
Hang with gloom in my weary head
Ghost-like clouds descend
As I brood with sombre eyes

Under my darkened veil
Still lies my silver crown
I grip with these hands so frail
But I still can’t seem to hold it down
Buried under my darkened veil
Still lies my silver crown
Waves rise and crash around me
In this loneliness I drown

Words fall without a sound and
I know the purity of my despair
The shining silence of scorn cuts through
As this world dissolves around me
I stand here cold and shivering
In this cloud of secret despair…

And this moment clung to me
With it’s heavy cloak of dread…
Track Name: Waiting For The Endless Dawn
WAITING FOR THE ENDLESS DAWN

…And I wait for an endless dawn
To rise before me
And I seek the burning of a new sun
To chase away these ever falling shadows

…Waiting for the endless dawn

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