‘Carved By The Winds Eternal’ is threeway split album by the Greek acts Dizziness, Lord Impaler and Hell Poemer.
Dizziness delivers the first two tracks. They play traditional black metal with quite an epic feel in the slower parts. The melodies are quite melancholy at times and Dizziness offers a rather enjoyable overall experience akin to early Rotting Christ.
Lord Impaler too offers two tracks of which one is a cover of Bathory’s ‘Call From The Grave’. Lord Impaler plays black metal with a high dose melodic death metal influences and as such sounds akin to Naglfar. Played with conviction and passion, but slightly too generic to impress.
The final two songs are by Hell Poemer. A band that dabbles with a more symphonic style of black metal to create a larger than life atmosphere. With a similar melodic style as Rotting Christ and a Dimmu Borgir-like approach to song-writing Hell Poemer sounds quite modern and energetic. Heavy on the synths and melodies Hell Poemer is quite accessible, but also a slightly generic.
As a whole the ‘Carved By The Winds Eternal’ serves its purpose well: to introduce three unknown Greek acts simultaneously and while these are hardly groundbreaking the overall impression is quite positive.
Roel De Haan: 72/100