Oct 3, 2011

Aegaeon "Dissension" Review

Genre: Atmospheric Deathcore
Label: Unsigned/Self Released
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Aegaeon, pronounced “Ih-Jee-Un,” is a five piece band from Indiana and is taking the deathcore scene by storm. They released their debut album "Dissension" on August 24. "Dissension's" tracks sound like a cross between Whitechapel's Phil Bozeman vocals and Knights of the Abyss's instrumentals. Compared their EP "Exponential Transcendence," "Dissension" is more experimental, melodic, and overall a better album.The album opens quietly and then explodes with face-melting guitars, flattening drums, and shattering low guttural vocals with their title track "Dimensions of Reality," leaving the listener a craving to listen to the rest of the album. The interludes for the album "Meeting (i)," "Explanation (i)," and "Time (i)" all give the listener brief chances to calm down, until the last 35 seconds of "Time (i)," where a heavy breakdown is executed. "A Product of Variety," "Reshaping the Multiverse," and "Impermanence" all continue to compliment the album, with heavy guitar riffs, intense blast beats, and intense breakdowns are placed with perfection. The final song on the album "The Awakening" lives up to its name finishing the album with bang, leaving the listener wanting more.The band members, Jim Martin (Vocals), Jerry Grannan (Guitar), Sebastian Brown (Guitar), Nick Scott (Bass), and their newest, and well picked, member Justin Bess (Drums), are meant to play for each other. This band will continue to grow in fame as more people recognize their potential. The only question I, as well as other fans have, is why aren't they signed? Get this album, and I promise, you won't be disappointed.

Rating: 9/10