The thing with Ethereal is… I think we all have an idea of how Ethereal should sound. We know what that is. There’s something kind of natural to it when we’re together and playing, but at the same time it doesn’t seem right to cite any influences for this band because we’re five people from very different walks of life with some extremely differing tastes coming together with the same objective of creating really black metal with absolute full force.
Much like my last rehearsal I noticed how they would spend what to some may seem an inordinate amount of time deciding if this drum lick should be 8ths or 16ths, or should this guitar solo extend over the chorus two times or four times. The meticulous work they put into each minute section of a song perfecting it is truly what sets them apart from other bands. I’m sure other groups use this same philosophy; however I’d say that it’s more of a rarity than a common practice.