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Review: Sulphur Aeon - The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos
Sulphur Aeon
The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos

Label: Van Records
Year released: 2018
Duration: 51:26
Tracks: 8
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4.75/5

Review online: January 29, 2019
Reviewed by: Bruno Medeiros
Readers Rating
The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos


At the eleventh hour of 2018, an album so good, so sexy and so fucking badass was released that it skyrocketed to the top of the list of the best extreme metal releases of the year—hell, it might have even been THE best, at least for me. Sulphur Aeon's third strike of putrid calamity, atmospheric beauty and Lovecraftian horror came like a tornado of riffs and songwriting majesty, mesmerizing Death Metal lovers from whatever pit they come from.

The balance between melodic elements seen in bands like Dawn of Disease with raw brutality we would expect from acts such as Bolt Thrower or Immolation is crafted to perfection in the album, all while grasping Cthulhu's mythos brilliantly. The nuances, the lyrics and even the almost imperceptible background noises all have their place, and the atmosphere in this record is one of the best I've seen in recent years, and probably the most fitting one when trying to illustrate Lovecraft's work as music, ever.

Every song is fucking awesome, so the whole goddamn album is the highlight here. The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos is, at the end of the day, a statement that Death Metal today can be as good as it was in the '90s; every Metal fan should listen to this, period.

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