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ENIAC REQUIEM

Progressive Metal • United States


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ENIAC REQUIEM is a US band who,like DALI'S DILEMMA,released one brilliant progressive metal album and for whatever reasons never went on to release another one.

Very little info is available on ENIAC REQUIEM.The line-up consisted of members Derek Taylor (vocals,guitars),Scott Stine (guitars),David Perry (bass),Rob Stankiewicz (drums) and Brett Stine (keyboards).The band released one album on Shrapnel Records,"Space Eternal Void" in 1998.

The band broke up after the release of the album and other than drummer Rob Stankiewicz,who has gone on to play drums on guitarist MICHAEL HARRIS' solo albums and with his band THOUGHT CHAMBER,it is not known if the other members of ENIAC REQUIEM continued careers in music.

"Space Eternal Void",if you can find it,is a highly recommended prog metal album.Showing definite SYMPHONY X and DREAM THEATER influences,ENIAC REQUIEM managed to,without being derivative,create their own brand of original prog metal.



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Discography:
Space Eternal Void, studio album (1998)
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3.88 | 14 ratings
Space Eternal Void
1998

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 Space Eternal Void by ENIAC REQUIEM album cover Studio Album, 1998
3.88 | 14 ratings

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Space Eternal Void
Eniac Requiem Progressive Metal

Review by UMUR
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3 stars Space Eternal Void is the debut and sole album from American progressive metal act Eniac Requium. The band only released this album and then split. Drummer Rob Stankiewicz is now the drummer in progressive metal band Thought Chamber. Eniac Requium utilizes the typical progressive metal lineup with a keyboard player, a bassist, a guitarist, a drummer and a vocalist ( who in the case of Eniac Requium also plays some guitar and do some sequencing).

The music is rather typical progressive metal allthough a bit darker and heavier than most bands in the genre. By typical I mean that vocalist Derek Taylor sings in high pitched heavy metal style, the guitar solos are played at the speed of light and there are classical influenced keyboard parts. The drums are precise and powerful. The songs are all good but Iīm a bit annoyed by the simple structure of the songs. A bit too much vers/ chorus for my taste. The melody lines sometimes remind me of Symphony X, but the music isnīt in the vein of that band though. The music is actually closer to Dream Theaterīs most simple and heavy songs.

The musicianship is excellent. I especially enjoy the shredding guitar solos and the tight drumming. The vocals are also pretty good but nothing out of the ordinary though.

The production is good but the drums do have a strange yet powerful sound ( reminds me a bit of the drum sound on Dream Theaterīs Images and Words)

Allthough not the most original or interesting progressive metal album I have yet encountered Space Eternal Void is an overall good album well deserving 3 stars.

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 Space Eternal Void by ENIAC REQUIEM album cover Studio Album, 1998
3.88 | 14 ratings

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Space Eternal Void
Eniac Requiem Progressive Metal

Review by prog61

5 stars Here we are in front of the umpteenth lost gem: if it's metal or progressive doesn't matter, this is great music, played by a group of great musicians, who, incredibly, were able to make only one album! And yet another demonstration of how music business is rotten, and how low is the level of musical culture worldwide, especially of many of the new generation! I think that any person who really love music, and from music is able to draw any strong feelings, should appreciate the power, emotion, instrumental technique, inventiveness and symphonic imprint of this album. All songs are wonderful, particularly to mention the great melody of "Endless Cosmos", the lyricism of "Shadows Fall", the horror climate of "The Slow Prisoners" and the symphony of "Darkness Planet Earth". A forgotten masterpiece.

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 Space Eternal Void by ENIAC REQUIEM album cover Studio Album, 1998
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Space Eternal Void
Eniac Requiem Progressive Metal

Review by Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I can't believe i've never heard of this band until recently. Actually it was b olariu's review that drew my attention to them. I'm such a big fan of American Metal, I didn't think there would be an album as amazing as this get by me. They just released one record (1998), recorded and mixed in Texas. This is melodic, yet at the same time it has plenty of complexity and heaviness. The synths are really a highlight on this record, while the vocals simply shine throughout.

"Prelude" opens with synths and a spacey atmosphere. Thunderous drums change that after a minute. Guitar comes in ripping it up. Spacey to end it. "Amulet Of The Sun" features some fantastic riffs and background synths. Great sound ! Vocals after a minute. Guitar solo 3 1/2 minutes in. The synths add so much to this music. It ends as it began. "Wyrm" has a complex intro followed by a driving rhythm. Synths wash in then vocals. Check out the guitar 3 minutes in ! "Endless Cosmos" is the closest they come to a ballad. This is gorgeous and emotional music. They contrast the ballad-like sections with the fuller passages very well. Tasteful guitar solo 4 minutes in. The vocals are perfect in this tune. "Shadows Fall" builds to a nice heavy sound. Check out the organ. I like the drum/synth melody after 2 1/2 minutes. "Lost In The Void" has such a cool atmosphere to it. The vocals are dreamy. Heaviness comes in at 1 1/2 minutes and the contrast continues.

"Sad Clown In Europe" features some blistering, complex guitar with a good beat. "The Slow Prisoners" has these psychedelic vocals that get blown away before 1 1/2 minutes by a heavy onslaught. This sounds amazing ! Not a big fan of the deeper vocal style that follows though. It's different. Nice guitar after 3 minutes. "Nemesis" opens with pounding drums as synths come in. Vocals a minute in. Ripping guitar after 3 minutes. "Darkness Planet Earth" has a nice heavy sound and is quite dark. More great guitar before 3 minutes. Good song. "Guenhwyvar" is one of my favs. Check out the bass and guitar on this one ! Incredible sounding instrumental ! "Empire Of Dolls" is heavy with synths to open. The tempo picks up quickly. Vocals are at their best on this track. Like some of the other songs this makes me feel so good. "Finale" is just over a minute of guitar and synths.

This is a band that Metal fans need to discover. It's not a 5 star record but it's easily 4 stars.

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 Space Eternal Void by ENIAC REQUIEM album cover Studio Album, 1998
3.88 | 14 ratings

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Space Eternal Void
Eniac Requiem Progressive Metal

Review by b_olariu
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4 stars I'm shocked that this band doesn't have any reviews yet, only one vote, Space eternal void is one of the best prog metal albums i ever heared, since i'm listning to prog music . The band is from USA and release only one album in 1998 named Space eternal void. But what an album, kick ass al the way, prog metal of the highest calibre. Some hints are on some pieces from Dream Theater or Shadow Gallery but as the whole is quite an original piece of work. The main man of the band is the talented guitar player Derek Taylor who is reminescent of Yngwie Malmsteen as manner of interpretation. Also he is the producer of the album and wrote all the music of this album. Well this guy realy knows to use the instrument delivering some great guitar riffs and solos combined with a lot of emotion results an awesome album. All the musians have great skills , but the one i like most from here is Brett Stine from keyboards, i quite never heared very often such skills on a keyboard player, what he does here on Space eternal void is beyond easy listning. From fast keys solos to barrock smooth aragements this guy kick ass on his instrument, awesome musician. Now the album asa a whole is above many prog metal albums that is praised every day on the archives, reaching on a level hard to beat even by well known bands. Forte tracks - all are super with a plus on Amulet of the Sun, Sad clowns in Europe and Nemesis. So, a big album that needs much more attention than is seen today, it'a shame that this band never released a second album, a promising debut who turned to be their swansong. Highly recommended. 4 stars without hesitation

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