AEON ZEN

"Transversal" (Layered Realty Productions; 2021)

Reviewed by Snidermann

I reviewed Aeon Zen's "Enigma" back in 2013. Frankly, I don't remember much about that release, but I do remember the band had attitude. That shit you can't hide; this band has it in spades. Their online bio says they are English progressive metal. From what I hear these dudes are way beyond that. Let's just say they are a kick-ass rock'n'roll/heavy metal band and weíll keep it at that.

Each song is labeled with a Roman numeral number. I donít know what that means ... chapters, maybe? ... but I plan on finding out.

So, FYI, my computer decided to take a shit just right now. So I lost most of this review and can't pick up the thread of what I was saying. But I will attempt to soldier on (actually, in my case, Navy on). "Transversal" is powerful with plenty of keyboards and that just makes it a better presentation overall. This shit kicks ass. When the music is this good, it is easy to tell you what I think about it. Aeon Zen rocks, pure and simple. They put out a musical presentation that is well worth the effort. This band rocked like a fucker back in 2013 and, now, in 2021, they have not lost any of their moxie.

Great band and a great album. I can only can imagine what this kick ass band is like live.

For more information, check out http://www.aeonzen.com.

"Enigma" (Nightmare; 2013)

Reviewed by Snidermann

I usually know after the first few cuts if I like a CD or not. After one entire spin of Aeon Zen's "Enigma" ... well, this album is frankly still an enigma to me (get it?).

At first I thought I was listening to melodic symphonic music, and then it changed. Next I thought I was listening to straight heavy rock, then it changed. Then the screaming heavy vocals made an entrance and now I do not know what the hell I am listening to, but man, this is fun.

Every song reminds me of a door opening to a different universe of musical expression. The bandís bio say they are a progressive metal band, however I think that moniker is too narrow for the group. When music connects with me it is like trying to describe a flame to a blind man. All I know is, Aeon Zen rocks like a motherfucker and that is something stronger than mere words. But, alas, I must, for I am a reviewer of music and music is what I must review.

Aeon Zen's "Enigma" is strong and powerful and deserves the full 4 guitarsaw review.

For more information, check out http://www.aeonzen.com.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

 

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