Sulphur Aeon are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very melodic form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Gateway To The Antisphere" which will be released in April as a joint effort between Van Records and Imperium Productions.
Rain and ritualistic spoken word parts start off the album along with some synths and a few seconds alter melodic chants and heavy guitars are added into the music and after the intro more melodies are added into the music along with some death metal growls and a small amount of black metal screams.
Blast beats can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording along with a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when solos and leads a re used they are very dark, melodic and technical sounding and the songs also mix in the atmospheric elements in with the heavier and melodic parts of their musical style.
At times the music goes fro a brutal style of death metal which they also mix in with some atmospheric and melodic black metal influences and the sound effects from the intro also make a return in certain sections of the recording and the songs also display a great amount of talent and skill throughout the recording and they also close the album with a very atmospheric outro.
Sulphur Aeon creates another album that is in the blackened death metal direction and mixes brutality and melody with atmospheric elements and epic structures to create an album that will show them getting known on a higher level, the production sound s very professional while the lyrics cover the writings of H.P Lovecraft and Darkness.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Sulphur Aeon and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Devotion To The Cosmic Chaos" "Abysshex" "Seventy Steps" and "Into the Courts Of Azathoth". 8/5 out of 10.