Genre: Heavy Metal
Label: Ván Records
The Night Eternal are hailing from Essen Germany. Moonlit Cross is their highly anticipated debut album (it was out in November 5th, through Ván Records), that follows their bolt-from-the-blue self-titled EP that came in 2019. Their music style will seems so familiar to all fans of In Solitude, Ghost, The Devil’s Blood and Iron Maiden as the gothic 70’s and 80’s guitar-driven song structure with the double guitar harmonies has a lot in common with the aforementioned bands. There’s also an epic essence as also many elements that will bring in mind Thin Lizzy, Rainbow, Scorpions, AngelWitch as well as heavier sounds reminiscent of Mercyful Fate and Black Sabbath´s Dio-era. The songwriting is interesting though a notch down to In Solitude or Tribulation but in the same high level as Idle Hands/Unto Others and Lunar Shadow, yet dark, atmospheric and goth as fuck that shows a band that has the potential to become really big in the very few next years. Highlights: “Elysion” with its catchy riffs, the dark “Cloaked In Darkness”, the Maidenisque “The Son Of Sin” , my personal favorite “Shadow’s Servants” and the melodic closer “ Closeness In Suspension” .