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Review: Sulphur Aeon - Gateway to the Antisphere
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Gateway to the Antisphere

Label: Imperium Productions
Year released: 2015
Duration: 51:47
Tracks: 11
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 5/5

Review online: July 8, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Gateway to the Antisphere

Rated 4.55/5 (91%) (20 Votes)
Review


German Death Metal horde Sulphur Aeon made their grand entrance in to the metal scene with the band's debut album titled Swallowed by the Ocean's Tide in 2013, released as a joint venture between Imperium Productions and F.D.A. Rekotz. This ominous Death Metal trio from North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, set their giant bells of doom ringing, giving fair warning of what was to come.

On Sulphur Aeon's follow-up album, Gateway to the Antisphere, these German Death Metal beasts have fine-tuned their sound even more and once you let it in, you'll be locked inside forever. I myself am in the murky and frightening realm of Sulphur Aeon enjoying every bit of what the album has got to offer.

I actually don't have words to describe exactly the indelible impression these Germans have made on me after spinning this totally mind-shredding opus day after day. It's full of all the bits and pieces that will make Gateway to the Antisphere a contender for Death Metal Album Of The Year in 2015. Seriously, the album is a true work of dark and atmospheric Death Metal art and I cannot stress enough how much this album puts most other Death Metal albums to shame. It might sound ridiculous and even corny but combining Behemoth's most pompous side with Bolt Thrower's panzer-heavy rolls and Abhorrence's sickening and disturbingly brutal riffs and adding unorthodox twists and turns of a band like Melechesh is how I see Sulphur Aeon's pitch-black world of musical morbidity on Gateway to the Antisphere. In addition, even after 8-9 concentrated spins of the album, I am still making new discoveries that force me to start listening to the record again and again. I cannot help it. So, at the end of the day, this is one hell of an album and believe me, I am not doing Gateway to the Antisphere the justice it deserves with my descriptions.

Perhaps I should not proclaim this yet but here it is; the Death Metal album of 2015. Forget everything else! There will NOT be anything as passionately and ambitiously as Sulphur Aeon's Gateway to the Antisphere, not this year that's for sure. The maximum 5/5 rating goes rightfully to Germany and Sulphur Aeon. My sincere congrazt to M. T. and D.! No one can top what Suplhur Aeon have created on this record.

Other related information on the site
Review: Gateway to the Antisphere (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Review: Swallowed by the Ocean's Tide (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Interview with guitarist and bassist Torsten Horstmann on March 27, 2013 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
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