For fans of Opeth, Dark Tranquillity, Death, Garden of Shadows, Dissection.
Release Date: October 2nd, 2020
Hailing from London, Canada, Skyless Aeons bring forth a unique blend of extreme metal styles with their first full-length album, “Drain The Sun”.
Meticulous and methodical, the writing process for “Drain the Sun” was roughly two years long, the songs being shaped and directed according to the concept the band created. The band shares the inspiration behind the album:
“Our inspiration comes from the faults in the human condition we encounter in our everyday lives: greed, over-consumption, over-population, the failure to recognize our dogmatic beliefs are wrong leading to division. The music serves as a warning call to what will happen if we fail to recognize the error of our ways, some of which we already see happening in civil unrest.”
Compared to their initial release, the new offering maintains the chunky melodic death metal riffing and occasional black metal flourishes of the previous, but also has much more detailed and structured songwriting, much tighter musicianship and higher-quality production values.
The anti-natalist single, “Go Forth and Multiply” is a short, sweet punch to the gut that came together in a fit of inspiration. It speaks of humanity’s relentless desire to multiply and overpopulate, creating a world full of defective minds that never wanted to be born, with nothing better to do than populate the earth further. The song shows up, hits hard, and leaves, and it’s the best sneak preview for some of the musical and lyrical themes that are explored in greater depth on the album.
Dark, focused, and tense, Skyless Aeons is recommended for fans of Opeth, Dark Tranquillity, Death, and Swallow the Sun.