Metal Reviews: Please Deceive Me
Any band can take Dracula and throw metal behind it (see Iced Earth’s excellent Horror Show), but to create a metal album that leans more on the atmospheric side supported by conservative yet accomplished riff work and stellar lyrical content, conveyed in a crisp clean voice that is both soothing and sinister? That is currently the realm of Autumns Eyes.
Brutalism Reviews Please Deceive Me
For those who have followed the one man act known as Autumns Eyes from the U.S., they may be surprised to hear that Dan- singer, instrumentalist, composer- has changed things up quite a bit for this special Halloween release.
The Metal Crypt Reviews Please Deceive Me
It blows away most of the Gothic Metal albums out there today. It isn’t often I get to hear something different on my journey as a reviewer and when I do “different” usually equals “crap.” Not so with Please Deceive Me from Autumns Eyes. You can color me highly impressed.
Please Deceive Me Reviewed by Metal Underground
The long wait is finally over, so fans can get ready to inject a new dose of Danny Elfman-meets-symphonic metal directly into their ear drums and continue to be blown away by the ever evolving sound that is Autumns Eyes.
EQ Magazine Feature
EQ Magazine published a small feature on Beneath the Woods Design and Recording Studio. The Connecticut based studio is where Dan produces all the sights and sounds behind Autumns Eyes.
Metal Underground Reviews Abandoned Expression
Abandoned Expression’ is an album that not only effortlessly breaks genre boundaries, but also legitimately earns that often overused title of ‘progressive.
The Metal Crypt
Surrender the Fire is well executed and accomplishes its goal of being creepy and evil. The melodic aspects make it a great jumping off point for people like me, who listen mainly to Power Metal, to explore some of the other genres of metal and to discover a larger world of music.
The presentation of the whole thing is slick and professional, especially in comparison to what other more established acts are offering up.
Dan, the man behind this project, launched his newest release to unleash the flames of hell and last but not least for you listening pleasure. This well produced MCD contains about 28 minutes of symphonic and melodic Black Metal with a few keyboard passages.
Injecting My Veins
This release was excellent and it is advisable that one takes a listen to this. It really has something in there for all preferences in genre.
Overall I would say that this is most definitely one to listen to if you’re a fan of bands like Dimmu Borgir. The album even has a cover of their song ‘Mourning Palace’ that, in my opinion, has much better execution than the original.
Surrender The Fire is an amazing symphonic black metal composition that was clearly scrutinized over and carefully arranged so that each sound went in exactly the place it was meant to go.
I’m not much of a headbanger, but how can you not love a low-budget, fun, slasher video with an insane death metal track?