Last Updated on 05:23 PM by Giorgos Tsekas
Genre: Death Metal
Label: Ván Records
Release: December 21, 2018
Sulphur Aeon’s third and highly anticipated full length album came crushing down last December, proving that the crowd’s shown trust towards the band was justified and overly compensated as it turns out.
“… The Scythe Of Cosmic Chaos” can be characterized as an abysmal adventure, whose base is Death Metal, but not in a strict sense of way. It’s an innovative album, highly ambitious, with an overflowing creativity and technicality that broadens the horizon of the genre. It consists of a great bunch of ideas that are entwined in a way that, despite their number, cannot become tiring for the listener. It’s like a fully adorned Christmas tree, with millions of tiny ornaments that are aligned in such an OCD way, resulting into a completely satisfying project. The riffings are of high quality, with strong lead melodies and solid tremolos, while the alternations in rhythms and vocal ranges sky-rocket the entirety of the effort. Personally speaking, after listening to the album a bunch of times, I thing that the album’s backbone are the pummeling drums and their complexity. Varied structures, multi-faceted, straight-forward, impactful arrangements. Kudos to the excellent production, leaving all the instruments to breathe and blend with each other, as well as a heartfelt applaud towards the lead singer of the band, who controls his voice excellently, attaching theatricality and suspensefullness. The lovecraftian lyrical themes and the spins around the Cthulhu mythos result into the creation of an eerie, dark atmosphere that manages to affect you in every way possible way. In the end of the day, this is the kind of music we want; music that manipulates our senses in order to actually rip us away from the reality.
Feel encouraged to add this album to your collection. I have, and its glorious digipak stands as a true jewel. Ola Larsson’s artwork truly stands out.