Independent Release

Review By Tony Cannella

Once in a great while a band comes out of nowhere and just knocks you for a loop and leaves you left to pick up the pieces of your shattered mind. For me, Australia’s End of Aeon are one such band. The band boasts a three guitar attack – which is rare in and of itself in the world of metal. The band is fronted by vocal powerhouse Eliza-Leah Lane. The remainder of the line-up for End of Aeon looks like this: Danni Perez (Lead, Rhythm & Acoustic Guitars), Andy Suppradit (Lead Guitar), Mike Barillaro (Rhythm Guitar), Cory Eves (Bass) and drummer Brad Hunt rounds out this six piece band. “The Winds” kicks things off and right the listener is swept up in the midst of some beautiful guitar harmonies with some lush acoustic bits and then the song really heats up. The vocals of Eliza-Leah Lane are nothing short of breath taking. She utilizes a strong vocal range. Her style is difficult to explain, but I can tell you it is NOT of the operatic/soprano variety that so many female fronted bands are using these days. She just has a strong, emotional metal voice that is just perfect for this band. With the next song “Slave” things just keep getting better. The band showcase their killer vocal and guitar harmonies and strong songwriting and some more cool acoustic passages.“The Hunger”is next and another solid, heavy track, which features some of the most infectious riffs I’ve heard in some time and an awesome guitar solo. The next track “Deja Vu” shows no let up with it’s pounding rhythms and more impressive vocal work.“Breaking Me” just comes on like a juggernaut and is my favorite track. The final track “Green Eyes”starts off with a rock solid heavy riff and is another powerful track and a perfect way to end things, To say End of Aeon made quite an impression on me is an understatement. The songs show off the diversity of the band that is one of the many cool things about the CD. Throughout the 6-songs and 23-minutes worth of music the listener is treated to no-frills melodic metal with killer harmonies, powerful vocals and strong song writing. Here’s hoping they come out with a full-length soon. In this day and age when most female fronted bands are either operatic, symphonic or gothic (which are all cool), End of Aeon offer something a little bit different and more straight forward. That to me is very appealing and this CD is a welcomed addition to my collection. Awesome!

Rating – 100/100

 

 

Tracklist

  1. The Winds
  2. Slave
  3. The Hunger
  4. Deja Vu
  5. Breaking Me
  6. Green Eyes

 

Line Up 

  • Eliza-Leah Lane – Vocals
  • Danni Perez – Lead, Rhythm & Acoustic Guitars
  • Andy Suppradit – Lead Guitar
  • Mike Barillaro – Rhythm Guitar & Backing Vocals
  • Corey Eves – Bass
  • Brad Hunt – Drums

 

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