Aeon Review

artist: Zyklon date: 10/22/2010 category: compact discs
Zyklon: Aeon
Released: 2003
Genre: Blackened death metal
Label: Candlelight Records
Number Of Tracks: 9
Zyklon's debut album was a mesh of brutal death metal coupled with black metal and dry industrial music.
 Sound: 9
 Lyrics: 7
 Overall Impression: 9
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overall: 8.3
Aeon Reviewed by: krvolok, on october 22, 2010
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Sound: Zyklon's debut album was a mesh of brutal death metal coupled with black metal and dry industrial music, inconsistent and somewhat annoying at times due to its chaotic nature but that chaotic nature is the corner stone of Zyklon's sound. On Aeon they vastly improved themselves by adding clear apexes and clear structures to their songs, so on this album you will actually enjoy a sense of completion that World Ov Worms lacked so much. The songs styles have been diversified, most fall into the definition of blackened death metal, some edge more to the industrial element. "An Eclectic Manner" is simplistic black metal song with symphonic keyboard fills which will remind the more experienced listeners of Emperor even more so since Samoth and Trym were members of Emperor. If you don't like the industrial element don't worry on Aeon too it is mostly reserved for interludes and bridges. // 9

Lyrics: Even though Secthdamon took over the vocals form Daemon, who left the band after World Ov Worms, little has changed in the vocal department and that's the big flaw of Aeon. They haven't countered the focused instrumentals with focused vocals, you will hear an choir of oddly placed growls, shrieks and clean vocals scattered in the mix. And during this bombardment of various vocals styles you will catch a a couple of really strong lines in the lyrics but that does not deliver the album form it's bad vocal arrangements. // 7

Overall Impression: If you want to get into Zyklon properly I recommend that you start with Disintegrate and then move on to Aeon and then finally to World Ov Worms. If you do it chronologically you will get a wrong impression of Zyklon(as I did)and you would have missed out on a great band. Aeon is inherently influenced by the 90s and the late 80s but it is firmly set in the 2000s so if you are looking for modern metal album without metalcore influence look no further than Aeon. // 9

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