"Eternal Death" is the second album of Crown of Thorns. It was originally released in 1997 and later re-issued under the band's current name, The Crown. This album downplays the thrash metal-element of the band's sound considerably, favouring instead a more black metal-oriented sound. The band starts its slow incorporation of speed metal elements here, adapting techniques and tricks that are straight out of the Kreator/Nuclear Assault handbook. Everything is slightly better than last time; the riffs are more vicious, the melodies are catchier, the songs are tighter, and even the cover art is a little more evil.