|Review: Aeonblack - The Time Will Come|
|The Time Will Come|
Label: Black Sunset Records
Year released: 2021
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal
Review online: May 12, 2021
Reviewed by: MetalMike
for:The Time Will Come
Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (2 Votes)
Aeonblack is a German band that I thought I had reviewed before, but that is not the case. The Time Will Come is their second album and, judging by the cover, which is sort of Repka-esque with a gas mask-wearing woman in a kind of post-apocalyptic scene, I thought I was in for some thrash but what greeted my ears was very different. Aeonblack play traditional metal that blends gritty guitars and clear singing to bang out songs that range from anthemic and even epic cuts to straight up power metal. It took me a while to put my finger on who they reminded me of, all while enjoying just about every track as there isn't a bad one in the bunch. It is a pummeling, rambunctious album that had me thinking a little of Ross the Boss, but not quite as thrashy or maybe Wizard but not as insanely speedy. Then it hit me: Cryonic Temple. Aeonblack's singer has a delivery not miles from Glen Metal and when the band ramp up the speed like on "Specter in Black" or "Fire Wheels", it's like listening to Blood, Guts and Glory. Aeonblack also find their way into Maiden territory, à la "To Tame a Land", on the nearly eight-minute title track, with its dark, simmering atmosphere. There you have it, The Time Will Come isn't doing anything new but it is doing what it does quite well, so if solid, crunchy metal that often flirts with power metal sounds appealing, this is one to check out.
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