woensdag 29 januari 2014

Ethereal Riffian – Aeonian

Ethereal Riffian – Aeonian
Nasoni Records/Tartarus Records/Mulligore Prod – 2014
Rock, Doom, Stoner, Space, Psych, Prog
Rated: ****
Extremely esoteric and enormously heavy is what the album Aeonian is all about. The four guys behind the Ukrainian band Ethereal Riffian have chosen their moniker well. Within the space of four voluminous compositions the meditative chaos and spiritual bedlam explores fast moving heights and slow paced peaks as much as freezing depths and dangerous fissures. The mantra-esque vocals try to ease the listener but the progressive psychedelic doom and stoner refuses to be lulled into peace. The sonic landscapes created are simply impressive. The way the riffs, the rhythms and aural noises complete each other comes across like pure alchemic gold. And while one marvels at the strings dueling, completing and besting each other it is the underlying drum patterns that take the hummus and eat it too. For it sometimes makes you insecure like its foundation is built on shifting sands; but it all makes sense. In fact; everything seems to make everlasting sense while listening to Aeonian…  
(Written by JK)


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