Tommy Dahlström - Aeon
In the beginning of June, Aeon released Path Of Fire. A, to put it mildly, brutal death metal record, that could very well be the record of the year in that department. Metal Covenant got the chance to get singer Tommy Dahlström to answer our questions about the recording, touring and sideprojects.
Martin: Your latest release, Path Of Fire, is the kind of record that I get dizzy from listening to - what can you tell me about the recording?
Martin: How does the songwriting work in the band?
Martin: Path Of Fire is among the group of records that I've listened to this year that stands out as one of the most aggressive. One wonders if the band aspired to make the album this brutal from the start of the writing.
That the musicians in Aeon doesn't like idling around is pretty obvious - most members have other bands and side projects, and I wonder if not Tommy himself is feeling the urge to have a similar project.
Martin: The fact that Aeon are capable of combining blistering technique with the old school attitude quickly becomes evident when listening to Path Of Fire - what bands do you get inspired by?
Aeon was formed in 1999 and has, so far, released two full-length albums (Bleeding The False 2005, Rise To Dominate 2007) before Path Of Fire, and much has changed since the start, especially when it comes to getting gigs.
But the fact that the band is touring more quite naturally leads to things going wrong on the road.
Inactivity obviously isn't something for Aeon.
See also: review of the album Path Of Fire