Son of Aurelius   Under a Western Sun
3.9
excellent
Ranking: #123 for 2014

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4.0 excellentBenc | June 3rd 14

I've never listened to Son of Aurelius before this album, but apparently they've drastically changed their sound. I am enjoying this album quite a bit nonetheless. The guitar-work shines in every song, and the new vocal style is enjoyable, even if it isn't the most impressive delivery in the world. SoA have crafted a really sick progressive tech metal album that I would recommend for fans of BtBaM, The Safety Fire, and even The Black Dahlia Murder.

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3.2 goodWillie STAFF | June 17th 14

These guys used to be death metal? Could have fooled me. This album is well-done modern progressive metal with occasional 'extreme metal' influences. The clean vocals need some work, but overall I like it.

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4.5 superbBRAman22 | June 16th 14

Absolutely awesome instrumentally, being quite progressive. The vocals add a ton to this album and are truly great. I'd say this gives Cormorant a run for their money for best album to come out so far this year.

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0.0 Piripichotes | June 8th 14

This is far superior from their last delivery... unknown band to many, found it by pure coincidence, but it deserves the praise it's getting... Although being rooted in melodic technical death metal, it reminds me from time to time of early Blind Guardian...

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4.5 superbBlackLlama | June 6th 14

Trying to write a review for this and can't seem to do it justice. Really a step up from their earlier work.

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0.0 Nomos | June 4th 14

Woo! First rating for this album. Feels like it's going to be a grower for me - a lot of the
songs are running together after two listens. Long Ago is amazing.

Oh, no, if I edit my rating it changes the date

Long Ago and the second track are still the best.

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4.5 superblvx | June 3rd 14

Full streaming: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/son-of-aurelius-premiere-new-album-under-a-western-sun.html

Surprise of the year, great stuff.

Favorite track: The Stoic Speaks

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