Aeons Black
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 16 November, 2012
Playing time: 50:43

One of the most brutal and technical death metal bands from Sweden is without a doubt Aeon. After an EP, their first record 'Bleeding the False' was released in 2005. After that they released albums in 2007 and 2010, so this new release is their fourth full-length to date.

Probably their most brutal and heavy album to date. Technical old school American brutal death metal with groove parts and lots of blast beats. Due to a very good production it all sounds very good. On the other hand, I don't hear a lot of new items in their music. The music is a mix of Morbid Angel, Deicide and Cannibal Corpse from start to finish. All executed very well by the very skilful musicians and with the aggressive growls, grunts and screams of Tommy Dahlström.

Influences of Morbid Angel you hear in "The Glowing Hate", "Garden of Sin" and the title track. A song like "Nothing Left to Destroy" is more Cannibal Corpse influenced. Every now and then there is more melody, like for example in "Die By My Hands" with some very melodic guitar parts, but in general it is skull-crushing technical brutality.

Not an album that will be a historical release, but still a must buy for every fan of bands like Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Nile and other bands playing the same style.


01. Still they Pray
02. The Glowing Hate
The Voice of the Accuser
04. I Wish You Death
05. Garden of Sin
06. Neptune the Mystic
07. Nothing Left to Destroy
08. Passage to Hell
09. Aeons Black
10. Dead Means Dead
11. Sacrificed
12. Aftermath
13. Blessed By the Priest
14. Maze of the Damned
15. Die By My Hands

Label: Metal Blade Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 14 November, 2012