Aeon
Path of Fire


3.0
good

Review

by Tyler Munro EMERITUS
October 8th, 2010 | 26 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Run of the mill death metal done well is still run of the mill death metal.

Aeon are stuck with the unfortunate distinction of being hindered by their own consistency. Path of Fire is their weakest album yet, but there's surprisingly little separation between it and their last two. Bleeding the False was their angriest, most comically anti-Christian release, while Rise to Dominate toned down the lyrical goofiness in favour of a heightened emphasis on grooves and some truly outstanding guitar work. Path of Fire is somewhere in the middle, and its surprisingly non-threatening as a result.

They're still pissed off at everything holy, and the guitar work is still top notch, but without the excesses of its predecessors--be they lyrical or technical--Path of Fire doesn't give me much to talk about. I guess the giggle-led monologue in “Kill Them All” is peculiar enough to point out, but for the most everything bleeds together. There are a lot of pinch harmonics, some high/low scream/growl alternating and a fair bit of chugging and blasting, but outside of “Of Fire”'s synthesized 'oohing' and 'aahing' every song is basically the same.

Path of Fire isn't bad. As far as being a modern Deicide clone, Aeon are still at the top of their game; but after two very similar sounding albums, their third does little to distinguish itself. You could listen to this, but I'd say go back an album or two instead. Better yet, just listen to Defaced Creation's Serenity in Chaos and be done with it.



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Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
October 8th 2010


8371 Comments


nice little review. Dunno if I'm going to look into this; maybe when I'm in a truly death metal mood.

Thor
October 8th 2010


10201 Comments


adequate soundoff

ASberg
October 8th 2010


2161 Comments


These guys are from my hometown...yay.
Not super exciting though.

Bleekill
October 8th 2010


832 Comments


I like short reviews

ButcheredChildren
October 8th 2010


5591 Comments


short, sweet and very much to the point... well done!

FadeToBlack
October 9th 2010


11034 Comments


boirng album/band

gocsa666
October 9th 2010


134 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah, if this was their debut I would have rated it higher, but after 2 albums that were pretty awesome, this is kinda boring and mediocre.

jingledeath
October 9th 2010


7104 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

boring album good review

Dethtrasher
October 9th 2010


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

Rise To Dominate is their best imo.

Wizard
October 10th 2010


19556 Comments


This sucked quite a bit. Good review dude.

Digging: Nero Di Marte - Derivae

xist
October 10th 2010


171 Comments


Why is this a good review? I've never listened to Aeon before and having read that album summary i still have little clue as to how they sound other than chugging a bit with top notch guitars (???) and some screams and growls. That kind of description could be used for almost anything....

If someone wrote that as a first review people would be all over them!

Tyler
Emeritus
October 10th 2010


7926 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Obviously I'm biased, but I feel like explained enough about the sound. You can tell by the summary that it's death metal,
and I mention there's some flashy guitar work and lots of blasting, chugging and pinch harmonics. And if you're
knowledgeable in the genre, I say they're pure Deicide worship.

DinoX
October 10th 2010


3582 Comments


Band is based on the video game right?

Tyler
Emeritus
October 10th 2010


7926 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

..............no

rasputin
October 11th 2010


14550 Comments


why would anyone need anymore description of an average death metal album

the phrase 'average death metal album' itself is enough

Kronzo
October 11th 2010


993 Comments


decent review but I felt you could have gone into a bit more detail about a couple of the songs.

qwe3
October 11th 2010


21369 Comments


have you listened to this band there's really not much to say

Anthracks
October 11th 2010


3770 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

this band is so terrible

Digging: Radio Moscow - Magical Dirt

ZippaThaRippa
October 11th 2010


2436 Comments


'average death metal album'
Isn't 50 words. Douche

xist
October 11th 2010


171 Comments


For a slightly rubbish Death Metal album i envisage virtually one tempo throughout with little mixups occasionally, interchangeable vocals/lyrics, no song highlights and totally forgettable after 30 minutes to an hour.

If Tyler had rated a little lower perhaps i'd say i was just being picky, but i'd have wanted to know if it was good where the highlights were. The only real note on a particular track is the "giggle led monologue". Now i know the "average death" thing tends to mean there won't be any, but then 3???

Sorry to be a bit of a muppet but i'd rather actually say how i felt that just remain silent. And thanks for actually commenting.



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