"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.

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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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