Aeon – Aeons Black (2012)


Delivering powerful doses of Swedish Death Metal, today we have Aeon and their fourth full-length release “Aeons Black”. In these days when we are plagued by shitty Deathcore bands and kinds trying to pull-off Technical Death Metal and failing miserably, it is quite refreshing to listen to sheer Death Metal brutality the Swedish way with meaty hooks and destructive riffs. The band sticking to their guns delivers quite an exquisite extreme experience, the way that Death Metal should be to begin with.

Quickly throwing the first punch with “Still They Pray”, the band does a solid job in combining technical skills with catchiness. The instantaneous wall of sound created by the band can be comparable to what Zyklon and now The Wretched End are capable of outputting. The drumming is intense as hell and the riffing is totally crushing, making them a force to be reckoned with.

With most songs being over 3 minutes, this is not your typical Death Metal that has one good riff and a few hooks per track. Each song is carefully crafted to deliver the maximum level of aggression and incisive riffs like on “I Wish You Death”, “Nothing Left to Destroy”, and “Aeons Black”, reek of destruction and moshing potential. The well placed instrumental tracks add a bit of depth to this release with nice atmospheric and melodic passages that guide the listener through the album’s progression.

Our favorite tracks in this release have to be “Aeons Black” and “Maze of the Damned”, both pummeling songs. The band also combines growls with devilish screams to great success, delivering a solid dual attack on the vocal front. With intense solos carefully placed in the album’s songs, we couldn’t ask for a more perfect brutal release. This album is surely set to be one of the top DM albums of 2012 due to the perfect mixture of brutality and clarity in the band’s sound.

Clocking in at 50 minutes, this brutal release packs a lot of punch for your money since it crams in 15 tracks, with only four of them being instrumental. If you are in the market for some crushing neck-breaking Death Metal, this is one release you don’t want to miss. Aeon is at the top of their game and they have more than proved it on “Aeons Black”.

Band: Aeon Album: Aeons Black
Label: Metal Blade Records

Release: November 20th, 2012

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Genre: Death Metal

Country: Sweden

Rating: 88/100

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