||Hailing from Sweden, In Aeternum has been brutalizing audiences
since 1992. In the time from their creation, the band has collected
a large amount of unreleased and rare songs. This disk, "Past
and Present Sins" is a collaboration of these tracks. While
listening to the CD you can tell how the band has progressed. They
have definitely developed into a more extreme band in the black
and death metal genre. The first eight songs are the aforementioned
unreleased and rare tracks dating all the way back to 1995. Tracks
nine and ten are covers of Venom's "Countless Bathory"
and King Diamond's "Abigail," respectively. "Past
and Present Sins" ends with four live tracks, that were recorded
at the Essen during the "Plague Across Europe Tour 2001."
Overall the disk is pretty good, it shows what the band came from
and where they are going, and it even shows you how the band is
live. My favorite tracks on this fourteen track, sixty-six minute
CD are "Demon Possession," "Witches Spell,"
"Pale Moon Attraction," and the live version of "Wolves
Blood." This disk should tide over fans of In Aeternum for
a little while, at least long enough until they release their next