Coming from Northern Finland, Eternal Tears of Sorrow is simply another immense Finnish ‘production’ in the Melodic Death Metal scene. Known for their distinguished keyboard melodies, EToS also show a somewhat Gothic influence that adds to their music that special vibe.
Since their first album, this band has shown great musical talent and creativity composition-wise, and is apparently marching steadily towards greatness among its kind of bands. With their distinctively romantic yet sorrowful lyrics, and their touching melodies often marked by a large keyboard contribution, EToS give their style a certain serene, dark ambiance, full of despaired passion, miserable romance, with sparks of hope that sometimes figure here and there throughout their albums.
Each of their albums has its own original mood. Personally, I just love them all, having favorite songs in each. Still, their fourth album, A Virgin And A Whore, is the one I’d always choose first, with three of EToS’s all-time greatest tracks (in my opinion): The River Flows Frozen, The Last One for Life, and Fall of Man.