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Scattering of Ashes

Into EternityAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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For proof that from great suffering comes great art, look no further than INTO ETERNITY founding guitarist/principal songwriter Tim Roth. Much as he drew inspiration from his mother's passing when writing the band's critically acclaimed 2006 release, The Scattering Of Ashes, Roth again found the strength and resilience to turn negatives into positives on the "extreme progressive ... Read more in Amazon's Into Eternity Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 3, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Century Media
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,067 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Novus Inceptum
2. Severe Emotional Distress
3. Nothing
4. Timeless Winter
5. Out
6. A Past Beyond Memory
7. Surrounded by Night
8. Eternal
9. Pain Through Breathing
10. Suspension of Disbelief
11. Paralyzed

Editorial Reviews

Canada's Into Eternity "a band that has so thoroughly crossbred the disparate extremes of brutality and melody in whose music heavy metal's potential is born anew," (Metal Maniacs) unveil their 2006 release, The Scattering Of Ashes. Consuming grief accompanies the transition from life to memory, corporeal to specter. Into Eternity herein take the dynamic talent of new vocalist Stuart Block, who toured with the band throughout 2005, and incorporates his talents in the rich, progressive arrangements that made Buried In Oblivion instantly awe-inspiring. After touring North America five times in 2005 with legendary cult metal bands Amorphis, Hate Eternal and Krisiun, Hammerfall and Edguy, Stratovarius, and Opeth and Nevermore, Into Eternity has cultivated a solid fanbase with their intense live performance. It's time now for the band to take the strengths they've developed and move forward, it's time for The Scattering Of Ashes to take hold of the American underground scene.

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily one of finest of 2006!!! October 4, 2006
Format:Audio CD
INTO ETERNITY - Scattering of Ashes


Canada's Into Eternity have undoubtedly released one of the finest Metal albums of 2006. `Scattering of Ashes' is eleven songs which delicately blend, Power, Thrash, Melodic and Death Metal with technically, progressive proficiency.

Guitarist Tim Roth is musical mastermind... his eclectic, melodic guitar playing is as good as ever on this release, although not quite as flashy as on BiO, it seems much better grounded. Troy Bleich bass playing, when heard is fantastic, though a bit buried in the background, it provides a firm backdrop for Roth's guitar playing. Studio drummer, Jim Austin, is now not only their studio man but also a touring drummer. His drum work is incredibly precise and drives each song forward. The new edition to the band is vocalist Stu Block. His range, like former vocalist Chris Krall, is wide-ranging to say the least, from Halford-esc, uncharted wails to vicious death grunts and everything in between. (And I do mean everything)

Into Eternity made some waves in the underground with their previous album, Buried in Oblivion (2004) but with the release of their latest album and a spot on Dave Mustaine's `GIGANTOUR', IE are likely heading for greatness. Scattering of Ashes is easily on Par and may over time even surpass their previous greatness.

Favorite Songs: Out, A Past Beyond Memory, Pain Through Breathing, and Paralyzed.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars First Review October 24, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I don't usually write reviews, but I'm getting a bit bothered by the criticism of Stu Block's classic metal vocals. Most of the reviews on this page portray his epic wailing as something to be "tolerated", in order to enjoy an otherwise excellent metal record. I, however, argue that his awesome singing CONTRIBUTES to the awesomeness of the record. Stu holds his own against contemporary power-metal standard barers like Tobias Sammut and Hansi Kursch, and might even compete with the greats like Tate, Dickinson, and Halford. He screams with the best of them, possesses great pitch, exhibits powerful emotion, and can spit out one helluva melodic hook. His growling, although less thrilling than the singing, is quite adequate. The riffage is also quite remarkable. As you were listening to the last 3 In Flames records, it perhaps occured to you "where did all the harmonized leads go?". Well, it would seem the answer is right here, baby.

This is definetely a contender for the best of the year, along with the new Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, and Deicide releases.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The music speaks for itself February 27, 2007
By Dan
Format:Audio CD
Take the best of black metal, the best of death metal, the best of power metal, mash it all together with a touch of progression and you get an artful blend of aggression and melody that is Into Eternity's "The Scattering of Ashes." A solid chunk of music that builds on the foundation of what is their own sound. From start to finish, this album never stops to give the listener a chance to comprehend what their ears have experienced.

The only negative thing about the album is the design and layout. It is unoriginal and boring for such a catchy and original piece of music.

Into Eternity has created a work of art that has put them in a league all their own. A must for one searching for music we all know and love in a whole new way.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chuck Schuldiner Would Have Been Proud!!!! February 9, 2007
Format:Audio CD
One of my favorite new bands whose entire discography (which I own) parallels the greatest achievements in classical music in excellence, have managed to resurrect both Death and Metallica from their respective graves (although both were dead on a different level). In fact, with "SOTE" IE deserves that "new Death" moniker, so richly bestowed upon them almost unanimously by critics everywhere, not only in metal...In a lot of respects as sensational as Mastodon, though not nearly as original or groundbreaking. The key to IE's brilliance is not so much in originality, for granted we have all heard it before, but at the proficiency with which they marry seemingly disparate styles of metal and music in general while NEVER sacrificing an ounce of brutality. Though highly melodic, last year's offering of IE is both their most crushingly savage and most creative to date. One of the best and the strongest bands in metal today, a proof that metal is still far from its decline...My personal number 4 on 2006 metal's finest, beats even Scar Symmetry (though by a narrow margin)...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This Sure Ain't "Buried In Oblivion" January 26, 2007
Format:Audio CD
The new edition (vocalist Stu Block) has killed the perfect vocal line-up w/ his ridiculous, overkilled "80's power metal" screams. It just doesn't fit & it ruins the few songs w/ potential on this release, which is a far cry from the last one anyway. There's nowhere near as much melody in the music & pitifully few vocal harmonies, further widening the gap from Oblivion. I keep listening ... hoping it'll grow on me & I'll somehow eventually get past the new festering puss-sore, nails-on-a-chalkboard style vocals, but it just ain't hap'nin.

Fortunately for the band tho, it would seem I'm the odd man out b/c all these other reviews seem to be raving. I sincerely hope no one else is as disappointed as I am. These guys have so much more talent & ability than comes thru on this cd. Better luck next time fellas.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
I love Stu Block's vocals. To me, his vocals are the icing on the cake. All style's of metal meshed together, with all styles of vocals meshed together. Read more
Published on August 29, 2009 by M. Braddy
5.0 out of 5 stars By far one of the best lesser-known metal bands/albums of recent time!
Into Eternity is an interesting blend of sub-genres in metal. They combine power metal, melodic death metal, progressive death metal, even some traces of technical metal and... Read more
Published on August 19, 2009 by William Dorfer
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite simply amazing and technical as hell!!
So some people might think of into eternity at first glance as an either in flames want to be, an iron maiden want to be, or honestly who knows. Read more
Published on July 26, 2009 by Nathan E. Richards
2.0 out of 5 stars Committee Metal
Metal bands continue to proliferate. Like experiments in the lab, some succeed but many more fail. On one side you have the great originals who create the dominant forms, and on... Read more
Published on February 27, 2008 by Skip Savage
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow.
Fantastic album, if not a bit "Hey, we're metal too!". With tracks 'Timeless Winter' and 'Severe Emotional Distress' being standouts.
Published on February 6, 2008 by Michael Mullins
5.0 out of 5 stars fans of prog metal can rejoice with this offering
What can i say about this band ? The guitar work is 100% technical to the point where the guitarist started giving "lessons" via youtube to show all the bewildered laymen out there... Read more
Published on January 5, 2008 by J. Forst
5.0 out of 5 stars Into Eternity is the greatest band in my opinion
I'm going to keep this review very brief. Usually when a band changes lineup, it can be expected that the band will change, but it may be a very slight change or a very dramatic... Read more
Published on March 29, 2007 by Joshua Hans
5.0 out of 5 stars Fan-Freakin-Tastic!
This is the first release of Into Eternity I have heard (and purchased the next day). They are easily one of the best metal bands to come out in years. Read more
Published on March 28, 2007 by Mentl
4.0 out of 5 stars More of the same, but that's just fine
Into Eternity's lineup has rotated a lot over the last few years but they haven't changed much. 'Scattering of Ashes' is another mash up of melo-death and proggy power metal all... Read more
Published on January 11, 2007 by General Zombie
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily the best metal album of the past 3 years
The songwriting, execution, ingenuity, power and ferocity of Into Eternity are unmatched in today's music scene. Read more
Published on January 5, 2007 by Christopher Mantei
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