Before this cd, I had never heard of Ewigkeit before, so I was very curious.
Ewigkeit began life as a solo, studio-based project in the mid 90's when a young James Fogarty, tired of playing in generic Thrash or Death bands within his local scene, retreated into a damp & cramped basement to record extreme music in his own way.
'Mr. Fog' also collaborates with ex-KLF man Jimmy Caulty in the band Blacksmoke and is a former founding member of cult UK black metal act The meads of Asphodel.
Radio Ixtlan is the third record.
When I played it for the first time, I immediately fell musically in love with this record. Many records get boring after you hear them very often, but Radio Ixtlan didn't even get me bored after playing it six times in a row. The songs differ so much, that it is very hard to describe the musical style of this cd. It is metal, that is for sure. Black metal, heavy metal, but not just that. Samples, South American Trible influences, Hammond organ, Techno beats (which are very catchy) and ambient and industrial sounds are implemented into the music. Even a little touch of vikingmetal is used. At the backside of the cd cover is printed: This genre-defining work could be described as a 'Dark Side of the Moon for the Death-Metal generation'. But I even think it goes a little further than that.
Some of these songs could be played in your local disco. They are perfectly danceable, although it's metal.
I can really recommend this record to people (not just metalfans) who like progressive metal/music. And those who are more conservative should make the step to this record, you will be charmed.
4. Journey to IXTLAN
5. Live at Palenque 2012
6. Conquer the Fear
7. Platonic Verses
8. Strange Volk
9. The new way