(This is TheMadIsraeli’s review of the new album (released on November 29th) by the German band Aeons Confer.)
Sometimes you have to… not temper your expectations, but when it comes to artists you love and the output they produce you have to learn how to divorce yourself from your own nostalgia-based bias. I’ve never been a fan of nostalgia, and I’m someone who is always eager to try and avoid the pitfalls of it as much as possible. I was confronted with this resolution when listening to Aeons Confer’s new record Zero Elysium.
I LOVE this band’s debut Symphonies Of Saturnus, which I reviewed here nearly six years ago. Since 2013 I’ve actually listened to it AT LEAST once a week. I never got over that album, so it’s expected maybe that someone like me might feel a bit cold when encountering a sophomore record that didn’t deliver on an assumed promise of “first album, part two”.