When I first laid eyes on the wonderful cover by Misanthropic Art for Invoker’s second album — Aeon — I immediately became eager to hear something from the album. That was five days ago, and all that was then available was just a brief excerpt of a song. It sounded both massive and mesmerizing — but it was painfully short. I wished (in print) that I could hear a complete song.
Well, sometimes wishes are granted, because now I’ve heard Aeon’s title track, and you’re about to hear it, too. It’s black as night and heavy as an avalanche, shifting between ominous booming hammer blows and racing, ravaging riff assaults laced with a grim but immediately memorable melody.
The song is a dramatic — even majestic — display of spine-shivering power, with deep, ravenous vocals that are just as capable of putting the hairs up on your neck as the transfixing instrumental music in the song. It’s a beautiful example of black/death extremity that is at the same time ominous, bleak, and electrifying.
And so I cast another wish into the ether: may I please hear the rest of this album? Now?
Aeon will be released on October 30 by Non Serviam Records.
This sounds killer!! 🙂
Still loving that cover art.
Nothing special, but not bad. Vocals are nice.
You are a hard man to please! What would you recommend that you do consider special?
Might I tune in on this one? Irreversible Mechanism, for instance, is a little bit more special than this. 😉
Tuning in is always welcome. When I asked my question, I had in mind bands with a style similar to Invoker’s (and to be clear, I do think this song is special), but I agree that Irreversible Mechanism is very good even though different. Austin Weber thinks so too:
Although it can be argued that their styles are similar, I do think bands like Wodensthrone, Ifing, or Utstøtt are similar in style, but (again, arguably) more special. But it boils down to what you define as similar, as well as special, I guess. Discussing music is mostly pointless.
I would agree that it’s mostly pointless (yet can still be entertaining), but it’s not always pointless, because it can lead to the discovery of great new music, and I do enjoy that.