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The Third Aeon

Italy Country of Origin: Italy

1. Death As Liberation
2. Growth Of A Star Within
3. The 3rd Aeon
4. Evil Sorcerer
6. The Black Oath

Review by Anna on September 19, 2011.

"The Third Aeon" is the first full-length by Italian “Epic Doom Metal” band Black Oath. The music is grand, with the keyboards commanding a majestic aura from the start. The guitars are slightly off-tune and there’s a strangely calming, fuzzy feeling emanating from them, however, they sound like they’re coming out of a terrible amplification system that they’re somehow able to get away with it here…. The vocals area a little mellow for my liking. I feel the presence of the music demands something with much more character to lead it. Although the music is not bad at all, as the album progresses, the songs continue to sound like each other, and although I have a penchant for stylistic “monotony”, this gets repetitive in a boring way. I feel this band needs to go on some kind of inspirational vision quest. Perhaps starve themselves, or watch videos of actual torture- something, in which to push the creativity, the art, to a higher, spiritual level. But coming back to earth, and to this “musical” review, or the physical aspect of it, I would say to give this a listen and decide for yourself.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 7
Atmosphere: 9
Production: 6.5
Originality: 7
Overall: 7.5

Rating:7.4 out of 10