Aeon
Bleeding the False


3.5
great

Review

by Tyler Munro EMERITUS
January 23rd, 2006 | 50 replies | 10,619 views


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


Christianity is a sensitive subject, one typically present in metal. There are a few ways in which bands go about talking about Christianity. You've got Christian Metal, which more or less sides with their Christian beliefs. Then there's a lot of Black Metal, which typically is against Christianity, and finally you've got your Satanic Death Metal. Bands often choose to merely just say "Fuck Christianity" or "I love Christianity", although not in those words, but many other bands (I'll use Emperor as my primary example) are a little more intelligent towards the issue. Aeon is not one of those bands. In the vain of Deicide, Aeon is a brutal death metal band (with many technical elements) whose hate for Christianity makes for a brutal, yet oddly humorous, listening experience. Bleeding the False is their first full length album. They released an EP in 2001.

On this album, Aeon is:
  • Tommy Dahlstrom - Vocals
  • Daniel Dlimi - Guitar
  • Zeb Nilsson - Guitar
  • Johan Hjelm - Bass
  • Nils Fjellstrom - Drums

Welcome To Hell

The album starts with a fairly ambient intro, an oscillating pulse beating behind synthesizers. The sound of someone panting comes in, and just as you're starting to relax…he flatlines and then Welcome To Hell.

Soulburner kicks you in the face with intense riffing and brutally fast drumming. Singer Tommy Dahlstrom shouts in your face and doesn't let off. Welcome to the burning of souls, I am the soulburner. If this song is any hint (which it is), expect to be repeatedly kicked in the nuts by this bands ferocity. The brutality carries through in the next two songs, Morbid Desire to Burn and Biblewhore, until my favourite track on the album, Forever Nailed kicks in.

Forever Nailed is one of the few songs who doesn't kick in at an intense speed, but that comes soon. The lyrics in this song are, to say the least, pretty overthetop. The chorus, which is one of my favourite parts of the song, is simply , "Jesus will not come, no your Jesus will not come. Second coming, never!" . After your first introduction to the chorus, a really well done breakdown kicks in, thus proving Death Metal is still the prime source of well placed breakdowns. The guitarists riff their way out of the breakdown and you're once again brought back to a see of blasts and growls. This song does not get old.

A few songs later the brutality is still chugging along and you're greeted with the slow, almost doomy intro of the title track. Although the slowest track on the album, it still maintains consistency with the albums viciousness. Around a minute on, the speed starts to pick up, almost reminding me of older thrash, but a lot more pissed off. Bleeding the false, this is a dream that comes true, bleeding my knife inside you. Yeah, this song is pretty violent, but oddly enough it's well placed. The song ends with a simple "KILL KILL KILL KILL. Doorknocker begins with what might be the weeziest death metal scream of all time, but I'll forgive the vocalist as he's spot on elsewhere in the album. The song is basically about Jehova's Witnesses and other religious folk that go from door to door spreading their gospel and how Aeon is going to prove them wrong. The song speaks of how they want the doorknockers to come back again so that they may be sent off once more. The most notable line in this song is I wish you would come back to die again. I miss the feeling of my fist bashing your face. Why don't you come back, so I can crucify you as I did last time. Oh please, Doorknocker, knock on my door so I can split your bible in two as before. Yeah, this band really doesn't like Jesus or any of his brethren.

Finally a few songs later you're greeted with the metal version of God Gives Head in Heaven, a track which is later revisited in country/acoustic form, which I will touch on later. This track (and it's accompanying acoustic version) is, lyrically speaking by far the most ridiculous death metal track I've heard in recent memory. The song, as the title implies, is merely describing why God is a faggot and how he gives head in heaven. It's pretty juvenile, but pretty entertaining. The first version of the song starts off taking a page out of Meshuggah's playbook, but almost instantly kicks back into brutality. The song basically follows the formula of the prior songs, but luckily it's a good one. The acoustic version of the song is quite simply hilarious. Firstly there's the faux-western accent, and then there's the lyrics. If you're a Christian, look away, because I'll show you just how ridiculous they are.

With open mouth he kneels, ready to give head
He will swallow it all. Your filthy Christian seed.
It ain't no big surprise. This is how your God is like
God Gives head in Heaven
God Gives head in Heaven

Forced to fuck your God, he wants it up his ass.
Heaven is for faggots, a Christian paradise.
Now your God wants blood. He takes you from behind.
Christian assholes bleed in holy paradise.


To conclude, although over-the-top lyrically, this is a great album. With crushing vocals, precise riffs and flawlessly tight drumming, this album is both technically proficient and aurally crushing. This album will kick you in the nuts, light you on fire and write a song about it. Although a little repetitive, this is a pinnacle in Satanic Death Metal and I can see these guys getting increasingly bigger.

What to expect:
  • Brutal Vocals
  • Fast and precise drumming
  • Technical riffing
  • A relentless sonic attack

What not to expect:
  • Lyrics to live by. Unless you plan to punch Jesus in the face, the lyrics are ridiculous, nothing more.

Final Verdict

7/10




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Toaster
January 23rd 2006



343 Comments


Wow, those are some very poorly written lyrics. "Heaven is for faggots"? :rolleyes:
I'll check this out, but if they sound like Deicide I probably won't like them. Pretty good review. I would have gone into the aspects of the music in more detail.

Tyler
Emeritus
January 23rd 2006



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

They don't really sound like Deicide that much, it's more of a Satanic Death similarity. The lyrics are ridiculous, but if you dont take them seriously it makes for a good laugh. I might add some more musical info, thanks for the input.

Shadows
Moderator
January 23rd 2006



2530 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Good review. By the intro on the main page I was worried that this would be a Christian death metal band. Apparently not. :cool: I'll definitely check these guys out if they're that brutal. It sounds like Ingurgitate.

Tyler
Emeritus
January 23rd 2006



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I forgot to mention, and this will go for all of my reviews, that I share it all on soulsee.
"lintmunro"

Shattered_Future
January 23rd 2006



1539 Comments


Bwahahaha, great lyrics there. :lol:
Good review though.

Cravinov13
January 23rd 2006



3854 Comments


This is awesome! I gotta check these guys out! Great review by the way.

Pizza
January 23rd 2006



687 Comments


sounds pretty cool, i'll look into these guys. goood review too :thumb:

Motleyguy
January 23rd 2006



118 Comments


good review.
This band seem like a bunch of idiots though
typical opinionated death metal band.

Tyler
Emeritus
January 23rd 2006



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That was an ironically ignorant comment.

Shadows
Moderator
January 23rd 2006



2530 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I got this off of soulseek a little while ago and I'm listening now. This is gooooooood stuff. :cool:

Toaster
January 23rd 2006



343 Comments


I really want soulseek.. :upset:
Anyone feel like sending this my way?

Pizza
January 23rd 2006



687 Comments


what is soulseek? hmm

Tyler
Emeritus
January 24th 2006



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

www.slsknet.org

Aakon_Keetreh
January 24th 2006



448 Comments


The song names are funny, well some of them

Stoic
January 28th 2006



161 Comments


I downloaded Forever Nailed from their official site. The vocals do remind me of Deicide. I wouldnt say they're particularly brutal or mind blowing or anything but still they seem to be very catchy -although in a modern, almost mainstream sense- Also, I quite dislike the production, it sounds too hollow if you know what I mean. I shall get myself a couple of more songs.

Tyler
Emeritus
January 28th 2006



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It seemed heavier the first time I heard it, but I love it. I agree about the production, especially the vocals, are really well done.

Jawaharal
January 28th 2006



1832 Comments


I like your avatar drug addicted cross man.

Shadows
Moderator
January 29th 2006



2530 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

If you guys like this album, check out the Dark Order EP. It's even better. The production is better, the music is more technical, and it's all just as brutal.

Tyler
Emeritus
January 29th 2006



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I actually prefer this to Dark Order, for some reason. I think it's just because it's twice as over the top, but they're both great. The band a few of these guys sprouted from "Defaced Creation", arent bad either.

benkickass
May 6th 2006



146 Comments


nice review man, these guys seem nuts.... So i will probably like them!



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