HistoryThe Ukraine-based Aeternus Prophet was founded in 2010 and had a demo track called Безжальність in 2011. Rostok Records issued a full-length album again called Безжальність in 2012. A 2014 demo was Вийняті очі, which lead to the Виключення недомінантного матеріалу album.
AETERNUS PROPHET - ВИКЛЮЧЕННЯ НЕДОМІНАНТНОГО МАТЕРІАЛУ – METAL SCRAP
Given that this album was issued in 2016 the union had been in existence six years at the time of the disc’s release by Metal Scrap Records. There is no hope for this band if this is what it could write and record after so many years.
Not every band features master instrumentalists or expert note and theory practitioners. Listen to Impaled Nazarene’s Tol Cormpt Norz Norz debut. It is clear that the Finns could not play their instruments anywhere near what anyone would term skillfully. With that said, the album is mega-good, interesting and shows a lot of character and originality among other things. Aeternus Prophet’s ‘Exclusion Of Non-Dominated Material’ is boring and disappointing not only because the men cannot handle their instruments, but also because riff after weak riff is repeated, the rhythms are tepid, the drummer follows the rest of the act with no sense of excitement and the singer’s growls showcase repeated patterns and words. Sole moments, and that is all they are, that are passable are the guitar leads on a song like Sick Vision and the Dissection-clone opening – which of course is soon enough repeated - of Wipe Off The Mark, but just listen to the rat-tat-tat drumming and puny guitar sound that follows it. There is nothing on this album that anyone needs or wants unless Ukrainian titles and lyrics are some kind of a fetish. Metal Scrap usually does better than this. Certainly, there are a million better bands out there waiting for a label, which makes the signing of these underachievers even more of a mystery. Someone please tell me that at the very least the band’s lyrics translated are a major social justice revelation or something; otherwise, all this reviewer hears is an invite to order ‘peri peri’ sauce on the song Total Dominance! – Ali “The Metallian”