If subtlety in music is your thing you should look elsewhere than to the pure death metal-onslaught of Aeon. With song titles as I Will Burn, Abomination To God, and Total Kristus Inversus you pretty much get the idea of what this music is about, right?
We're talking really gritty, purely aggressive death metal here, and the gas-pedal is firmly riveted to the floor from the get go. I'm both elated and exhausted after the first three songs, as the lads pummel my eardrums with music filled with such aggression and anger that it's at times hard to ingest it all.
In true brutal fashion there quite simply isn't any let-up on "Path Of Fire". Drummer Nils Fjellström (whose superpowers behind the drumkit should be fairly well known after the latest Dark Funeral record) really massacres his snare-drum with such ferocity that I want to start a refuge for it.
Fjellström isn't the only master musician on this record - guitarists Dlimi and Nilsson do at times take my breath away. The solo 2:42 into Liar In The Name Of God is the best I've heard all year. Without exaggeration I can say that I have listened to that solo alone well over 40 times!
Aeon is of course more than just a well-executed solo - being traditional doesn't have to be a bad thing when you're playing at the level of these guys. What sets Aeon's music apart from others is the phenomenal brutality song- and production wise. If you're into dark, gritty, old-school death metal, filled to the brim with ferocity and hate - you should easily get your fill from "Path Of Fire". If you don't like this you should simply stay away - very far away.
with Tommy Dahlström