Sulphur Aeon - Gateway To The Antisphere



8.3 | 124 votes |
Release date: 3 April 2015
Style: Death metal

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01. ...To Drown This World
02. Devotion To The Cosmic Chaos
03. Titans
04. Calls From Below
05. Abysshex
06. Diluvial Ascension - Gateway To The Antisphere
07. He Is The Gate
08. Seventy Steps
09. Onwards... Towards Kadath!
10. Into The Courts Of Azathoth
11. Conclusion

Line-up
M. - vocals
D. - drums
T. - bass, guitars

Guest review by
flightoficarus
Rating:
7.9
Sulphur Aeon are a blackened death metal band from Germany. Finding some success with the debut LP, Swallowed By The Ocean's Tide, they have returned two years later to share some new Cthulu-inspired tunes and breath-taking album art in Gateway To The Antisphere. After hearing the first single, "Diluvial Ascension - Gateway To The Antisphere," I was eager to hear what this new album had to offer.

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published 06.05.2015 | Comments (4)

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10.03.2015 - 21:03
Fearmeister
Account deleted
Oh god oh god oh god *hyperventilates*

EDIT: Oh shit, a sample track!

EDIT2: Yeaaaaa, its fucking awesome

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10.03.2015 - 21:43
Paź
ex-News Man
Dope shit.
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11.03.2015 - 00:25
Rating: 9
Isalith
Really looking forward to this one. Exactly what Blackened Death Metal should be all about. Also the production seems to be much better while still keeping this cavelike sound their previous effort had.
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28.03.2015 - 23:21
MechanisT
Account deleted
That artwork's giving me the fuzzies.
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01.04.2015 - 22:03
Rating: 8
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Fans of Behemoth will be familiar with the similar riffing style. Don't take this to mean they sound the same, because they don't. I just see distinct similarities in certain aspects. There are some songs that particularly grabbed my attention like "Calls From Below" and "Diluvial Ascension." Unfortunately, there is an apparent sameness in the tracks that leads me to become bored at times. Between the dense production and relatively steady pacing, very little was able to grab me. I think we may have a "loudness wars" victim here. The only time I felt emotionally involved was on the much more melodious "Conclusion." The album teased me occasionally with stripped down, ear-catching moments like the intro to "He Is The Gate," and a segment near the end of "Onwards.." However, these opportunities for expansion are dropped quickly in favor of more brickwall mixing. What drew me to "Diluvial" to begin with is that the track plays with dynamics and range in a way that makes it engaging. I think Sulphur Aeon has what it takes, but they need to be a bit more adventurous and put some more finesse in the production. *Enjoyability=8.5 Musicianship=8 Innovation=6.5 Overall=7.9*
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09.04.2015 - 17:08
Rating: 9
barnesy
This is a can't-stop-listening-to-it album.
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18.04.2015 - 05:01
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by flightoficarus on 01.04.2015 at 22:03

I think Sulphur Aeon has what it takes, but they need to be a bit more adventurous.

This. Also, I definitely hear the heavy Behemoth influence.

Edit: also the vocals sound really, really weak.
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18.04.2015 - 06:58
Lit.
Account deleted
Not as good as the previous one. That's a shame.
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21.04.2015 - 19:47
psykometal
A staff guy...
Finally getting to listen to this. Very good stuff. As another stated before me, this is a very addicting dm album.
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22.04.2015 - 03:58
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Really great album. Step up from their already really good debut
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get that bag
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23.04.2015 - 15:38
Rating: 9
FYA
Destroyer
And someone is complaining about ,,in your face" energy in metal? Bitch please, THIS MAKES MY HOUSE MOOVING LIKE EARTHQUAKE!!!
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28.05.2015 - 15:27
Rating: 8
Lethrokai
Pretty great stuff. Beastly in scope and knows how accentuate it.
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Sometimes you just need to roll the dice and look away.
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19.06.2015 - 15:57
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid
Very solid stuff, very ambitious but I think at times things are a little overblown-so much so that the band seem to focus more on atmosphere and bombast more than the instrumental/vocal performance. Then again, that's made up for by some seriously excellent riffs-particularly in my personal album highlights, "Calls from Below", "Abysshex" and "Onwards...Towards Kadath". I think maybe if some of the songs were a little less in-your-face (I know, that sounds really stupid), and more focussed on technical delivery, this band's musical pallette could sound finer. Whatever, still a great album in general.
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20.06.2015 - 03:18
Lord_Regnier
Very good album.
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"Why would we fear death, when life is so much more frightening?"
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29.09.2015 - 00:18
Rating: 6
Zaph
The Nothingth
Funny thing about this album is that I can listen to any song from it and really enjoy it, but never feel like listening to the rest of the album.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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29.09.2015 - 22:29
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Yeah the songs don't really do much to distinguish themselves from one another. Pretty boring after a while.
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29.12.2015 - 01:17
Maco
Carnivore
Average and forgettable.
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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