If you have ever had even a passing interest in Tarot, you may know that the Death card is not, in fact, a “bad” card. It says “Death” on it. People see it and freak out. But it doesn’t represent literal death–it simply represents change. Change can be both positive and negative—in fact, it is rarely all one or the other. And sometimes the biggest factor in whether it’s a positive change or not is your attitude.
Eternity Fallen’s new CD, Changes, is full of big, dark rock. There are people who associate hard rock music, and metal in particular, with negativity and even evil. I have always found this a little ironic since my favorite bands in this genre are also very loud voices for positive political change. But there you have it: some people hear “dark” and they get nervous instead of taking an opportunity to learn from it.
I know you, dear readers, are not like those people. So let me invite you to take a listen to a new band that is both heavy and extremely catchy, both dark and extremely positive. “Move forward,” the band urges in the second track. “Trust in these eyes.” Beneath the big, loud guitars and Evan Kuriga’s bone-shaking screams are an honest look at a society that would prefer to watch TV rather than shape its own destiny—and a promise of a something better if you’re willing to open your eyes and really see the world around you.
The band is made up of amazing musicians that share some common beliefs about the world. Drummer Dave Dixon calls their new release “a wake-up call to a world fueled by negativity that must also be aware of its need and ability to change.” Dave is also the founder of Vice Versa, a Long Island organization dedicated to bringing about positive change through arts and music. It brings a very refreshing new perspective to Long Island’s band scene, and to Long Island in general.
There are those who seem to have lost their belief in real music and in real change. Eternity Fallen is taking steps to prove those people wrong.
For more info about Eternity Fallen, visit their fan page on Facebook. Their new CD is available on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby.