Vitam Eternam where a band from Iowa that played a very atmospheric, raw and primitive form of vampyric occult black metal and this is a review of their 1997 ep "Blackened Dreams Of Nocturn" which was released by Wild Rags Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the keyboards bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that are very raw and primitive sounding with a great amount of dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing as well as a brief use of soft and clean playing and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording, as for the acoustic guitars which are only utilized briefly they use finger picking to enhance the darkness that is coming out of the music.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams that have a depressive tone to them at times with a brief use of spoken word parts and clean singing, while the lyrics cover Vampyric Occultism, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion Vitam Eternam where a very great sounding atmospheric, raw and primitive sounding vampyric occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Part 1: Blackened Dreams Of Nocturn" and "Part 3: The Swoon". RECOMMENDED BUY.