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Aeon Of Horus

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2.78 | 4 ratings | 2 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. 3C321 (3:39)
2. Conquering the Speed of Light (4:58)
3. The Embodiment: Part One - Of Darkness (3:46)
4. The Embodiment: Part Two - And Light (5:40)
5. The Pillars (1:17)
6. Arrogantly Opposing Reality (3:46)
7. Icon (3:11)
8. Heru-Ra-Ha (3:23)
9. As the Earth Shatters (Intro) (2:17)
10. As the Earth Shatters (4:33)

Total Time 36:30

Line-up / Musicians

- Andy Annand - Vocals, Keyboards
- Ben Hocking - Drums
- Chris Pratt - Bass
- Barry Feeney - Guitar

Releases information

Full-length self-released on the 29th of November 2008.

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
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3 stars "The Embodiment of Darkness and Light" is the debut full-length studio album by Australian death metal act Aeon of Horus. The album was released in November 2009 and is a self-released affair.

On "The Embodiment of Darkness and Light", Aeon of Horus play technical/ progressive death metal. The tracks are pretty complex in structure and there is an emphasis on technical playing. There are melodic playing too though and atmospheric sections. While the playing is skillfully executed Iīm not as impressed by the songwriting. There doesnīt always seem to be a goal to the many ideas and sometimes the tracks sound like they are just made out of lot of different ideas but not with a full song in mind. In that respect the music on "The Embodiment of Darkness and Light" somewhat reminds me of the music by an act like Anata. That means a lot of skillful technical playing and impressive ideas but tracks that lack memorability and direction. The fact that the sound production is a bit thin (I canīt for the life of me detect that there is any bass playing on the album) doesnīt help on my impression of the album either.

So all in all "The Embodiment of Darkness and Light" is a pretty standard technical/ progressive death metal album. The most interesting thing about the album is the musicianship, so while the tracks come off as a bit disjointed and lacking memorable moments, the strong musicianship save much. A 3 star (60%) rating is warranted.

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2 stars It's not HORRIBLE, but this is generally bad. That's the problem into modern death metal and grindore bands: Too much skill. Sometimes they are brutal ENOUGH, and the crowd can't headbang into the rhytm. And this is the kind of album that after the end, I remember nothing about the tracks. Lac ... (read more)

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