Release: 19 September 2014
Founded in 2013 and featuring members of featuring ex-members of renowned Austrian metal acts TRASHCANNED, EPSILON and DESICCATED. After creating quite a buzz with their very first live shows, their debut album "Shutdown" is now about to spread a fresh approach of Modern Melodic Death Metal all over the world.
„Shutdown“ offers a variety of different styles and song structures, but comes together as a well-rounded entity in the end. The album begins with a spheric piano intro and ends with the piano outro of „Remember My Name“, the track that was also used for the band’s official story video and might be inspired by bands like Lamb Of God.
„Monocracy“ (03), released as a lyric video, provides obviously politically inspired lyrics over a catchy in-your-face tune, both brutal and melodic. „Punchfuck“ (04) seems to add some freshness to Devildriver song structures and sound. ClearlyGame of Thrones referenced „Winter Is Coming“ (06) comes out as a very dense, dark, almost desperate song, while „As I Turn The Page“ (07) is both haunting and catchy.
„Silence Will Fall“ (08), maybe the most athmospheric tune, appears like a breathing space before the disturbing yet intoxicating „File“ (9) and „White Lies“ (10) which could be mistaken for an unreleased Dark Tranquillity anthem. All in all a very ambitious and technically well-produced debut album that definitely might earn Aeons Of Ashes an impressive mark on the international metal map.