Surging metal music
In 2017, Florida-native band Ether Coven released their album, Nothing is Left For Me Here, and it was well-received by music reviewers and listeners. The record provides loud metal for those who were craving it. Now, the band has a new record called Everything is Temporary Except Suffering which contains well-composed, surging metal music. Peter Kovalsky’s vocals have authoritative energy on each track and his shouting lets the listeners feel the swell of emotions the album offers. The surging guitar sounds from Devin Estep and Kovalsky are great because both men produce loud, deep riffs listeners want to hear and most of the guitar sequences will cause listeners to headbang. The deep bass guitar riffs by Josh Schomburg are well played as they rumble in satisfaction on the songs. Drummer Stefan Banas provides boastful and energetic drum beats on the album and his style is noteworthy because he’s capable of playing fast-paced beats. Overall, Everything is Temporary Except Suffering is a great record because of how well the band composed the music and listeners will not be disappointed while listening to the record.
The second track, “Flower Crown,” contains great guitar synchronization between Estep and Kovalsky and their distinct styles help create high energy that makes the song escalate in a great way. Schomburg’s bass riffs vibrate in the background. Banas’s drumming skills are pretty good on this track because the beats follow the same tempo the rest of the band are performing and they provide the headbanging sounds people want to hear. Kovalsky’s vocals carry the music because of their commanding nature. If listeners want to find a song that has all the elements of metal music, “Flower Crown” will satisfy this hunger.
Another notable song is “When Quiet Fell” due to the tempo changes throughout. It starts off with loud, blazing music that captures people’s attention which shifts to a slow instrumental sound. In the slower tempo, the guitars shine through the quietness of the song which allows for clear guitar riffs that make things vibrant. In the background, the bass can be heard quietly humming; the drums are simple and produce a bluesy feeling. While in the fast tempo sections, the guitars are loud with electrifying sounds, the bass can be heard rumbling, the drums are solid and the vocals shine again. Overall, “When Quiet Fell” is a great track that keeps listeners ears peeled when the tempo shifts.
The final song, “Unravel,” finishes the album off strong. Emotions can be felt through Kovalsky’s shouting vocals and Estep harmonizes well as the background vocals and contributes to the dark emotions portrayed. Deep, low riffs on the bass add another layer of emotion as well as the shifting melody on the drums. Overall, all the elements work together to contribute to the atmosphere the band wanted to project. Even on a slower tempo, the music is loud, powerful and surging. In the end, “Unravel” is a great track and despite the tempo change in the song, listeners will not be disappointed with what the band offers.
Everything is Temporary Except Suffering is a great record that consists of well-composed music and it provides heavy metal to people who crave loud music. Ether Coven did a fantastic job on this record and people will definitely have their volumes on max while listening to this album.