Aegeon are a band from Finland that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Devouring The Sun" which was released by Elegy Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with some atmospheric synths and after a few seconds high pitched black metal screams make their presence known on the recording and all of the musical instruments can easily be heard in the songs and the music is also very heavily rooted in the mid 90's.
Melodies can be heard in some of the guitar riffing and the screams also have a depressive tone to them at times while guitar leads when they are utilized are done in a melodic fashion while not being over exposed and all of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced direction while also having its raw and fast moments on the last song and there is also a brief use of acoustic guitars on one of the tracks and a couple of the songs are very long and epic in length.
Aegeon creates a black metal album that is atmospheric in the mid 90's tradition while also having a more up to take style on the genre, the production sounds very dark, raw and heavy while the lyrics cover sadness, suffering and sorrow themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Aegeon and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Portraits Of Man" and "Treacherous Gates Of Silver". 8 out of 10.