‘Eternal Recurrence’ (god forbid) is the seventh full-length from dubious Hungarian band Sear Bliss, coming a whopping five years after its much-lauded predecessor, ‘The Arcane Odyssey’. Mercifully, this CD lasts for a mere 37 minutes. Any longer and I would have been in real trouble…
When I listened to this album, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. In the end, I went for a combination of the two. Sear Bliss produce a really horrible brand of poncey, sugary, atmospheric ‘Black Metal’. Maybe it would appeal to fans of latter-day Enslaved or Pink Floyd fans or people in general who don’t realise or accept that BM needs a certain level of true aggression to make it authentic.
But for me, this is the sort of music I honestly can’t bear to listen to, let alone write about. Putrid non-Black Metal.