Thursday, April 15, 2010

Son Of Aurelius - The Farthest Reaches (2010)

Death metal has never gotten more technical than, Son of Aurelius. The Santa Cruz, Californian’s who shall unleash their debut album, “The Farthest Reaches”, on April 13, have several tricks up their sleeves. First being that this debut is being released through Good Fight Music, and the other being that it was produced by Zack Ohren at the Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California. Not to mention it was mastered thoroughly by Alan Douches at the West West Side Music who has also worked with such acts as, Converge, Hatebreed, and The Dillinger Escape Plan, just to name a few. After 2009 had set its course, the local Santa Cruz musicians had come together, to record a brief three-song project that included vocalist Josh Miller, guitarist Cary Gear, along with Spencer Edwards on drums, with Berklee-trained bassist Max Zigman. The band fleshed out a progressive, yet technical death metal showcase. But the deed was not completed, as they needed to add a final piece to this mix-matched puzzle…Animosity guitarist, Chase Fraser. Who of course has had his share of experience with multiple worldwide album releases and relentless touring all around the globe. Enter, “The Farthest Reaches”, 11-tracks of side splitting power! Every metal head will find their head bobbing right along to this aggressive slab of music. The introduction, “Mercy for Today”, has the listener begging for more with a constant loop of hard driven guitar riffs fleshed with subtle vocal chords which keep the music in high speed pursuit. The pursuit comes to a closing point when “The Calm”, begins to unroll itself, courting nothing more than a guitar solo with overlapping piano melodies setting the listener at ease. “A Good Death”, brings us back into focus with a chasing rhythm that pulls us once more for that ever-lasting breath.
  • Genre: Technical/Progressive Death Metal
  • Quality: mp3@CBR320 kbps (CD-Rip)
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