Sound — 8
Today it seems that every other band which falls under the death metal moniker is actually a metalcore fusion of somesort, Aoen are spawned for the other half and they are one of the most extreme metal bands which ever existed. And the brutality starts on the very first song "Soulburner", on that track you will hear unbelievably technical riffs but that's not all. Beyond this glistening technical performance, rapid tempo and time changes, Bleeding the False is quite catchy, melodic it is not but almost every song has memorable riff, lead or an exceptionally hateful scorn in the lyrics. The length of the song is in the golden middle, they are not two minute burst of butchery nor Nile-esque ten minute epics. The songs are for the most part between 3 and 4 minutes long, they are long enough to actually be amusing and short enough not to get tiring. The only drawback(and it's a major drawback) is the drum sound, the drumming itself is actually great but it just sounds so flat. The rest of the production is solid, Aeon use seven string guitar so the bass is buried.
Lyrics — 8
If you ever heard of Aeon it's most probably due to the lyrics. Aeon's main lyrical subjects include: Satan, Jesus, anti-christianity, violance against and for christianity. On the surface nothing new but what is new is the new level of profanity. There are two styles of anti-christian lyrics, there is the style used by Quorthon on the legendary "One rode to Asa Bay" where he steadfastly refused even to name Jesus, referring to as "The Foreign God" or simply the "The God of The Cross". The other style is the one used by Sarcofago in their early days and the same one that Aeon use on every song on Bleeding the False. One song stands out from rest and it is the most vile one on the album, "God Gives Head In Heaven" and its acoustic country and western even more so potent. Tommy Dahlstrm's raspy guttural vocals are very clear and you can understand most of what he is saying. He has unique mid range and a fairly strong low range but this is rarely used.
Overall Impression — 9
There is no need to be disillusioned in the modern death metal scene when there are bands like Aeon around. So if you are looking for a technical/brutal death metal Aeons Bleeding the False is one the better albums, if not the best, you can get. All fifteen songs are great but my favorites are "Satanic Victory" and "Soulburner" but "Morbid Desire To Burn" and "Forever Nailed" deserve to be mentioned.