The Crown's second album, Eternal Death, is an evil-filled romp through the usual death and doom, but this time with a twist. The band starts its slow incorporation of speed metal elements here, adapting techniques and tricks that are straight out of the Kreator/Nuclear Assault handbook. Everything is slightly better than last time; the riffs are more vicious, the melodies are catchier, the songs are tighter, and even the cover art is a little more evil. The usual lyrics of fantasy and Satan love make their home on the album, but vocalist Johan Lindtrand hasn't changed a bit, so the lyric sheet is still necessary to know any of that. This impressive, aggressive music allows the group to develop into a better outfit. Fans of the band will enjoy Eternal Death, and any death or speed metal fan who is curious enough should give this a listen -- it won't be a disappointment.
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AllMusic Review by Bradley Torreano