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Skepticism : Aes

The nice thing about reviewing this album, or better: this mCD (SCD would be more appropriate), is that I don't have to talk about many songs. The whole mCD consists of one, 'endless' 28 minute long track. As always, Skepticism's music is dark, heavy, S.L.O.W.™ and hypnotic.

The trance starts as soon as you push the 'play' button and it won't leave you until you realize that it's silent again, half an hour later. So don't put this album on when you have work to do!

An often heard reaction against this kind of records is "they should have divided it into more tracks" (see: Edge of Sanity - 'Crimson'). Mostly, this accusation is well-founded, because those long tracks usually contain more than enough different ideas to make them into more songs. For this track, I wouldn't know. The tempo alone is already enough to justify the song being that long. I also feel that the band doesn't leave the same straightout path until the end of the song, so that the end still resembles the beginning of the track a lot. Does that mean it is boring? No, not at all. There are more than enough changes in rhythm and in riffs to make this more than a monotonous drive of slow but heavy guitars. This is no more no less Skepticism at its very best.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Aes

Duration : Approx. 28 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Arnstein H. Pettersen
Hate Your Guts Records
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