Wednesday, March 21, 2012

AeneA - Perennial (2011)

Album:  Perennial
Genre:  Prog. Death/Prog-Tech Metal/Thrash/M
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Track Listing:
1. Interim
2. Transmutation
3. Catacombs
4. Insentient
5. Fallacy
7. Aurorae

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Preview: "Transmutation" / "Interim"

The latest in my series of posts from the final months of the last blog that went WAY underappreciated.  I just listened to this album again this morning and was immediately reminded why it was one of my absolute favorite posts ever...if I had heard of "Perennial" a little earlier in 2011, it would've easily wound up as one of my top 6 or 7 albums from all of last year.  A beautiful blend of progression, composition, melody, technicality, and just all-around fucking awesomeness, "Perennial" takes its listener on a 45 minute journey through a dizzying array of styles of metal, almost like a heavier Between the Buried and Me.  The song "Transmutation" is a perfect example of this, switching moods from reflective to unbridled aggression on a dime and flowing from one movement to another like a river, but the other songs on the "EP" (as they call it, it definitely feels like a full-length) go even heavier to still more atmospheric.  I literally cannot overstate how fucking good this album is.  If you're on this website and this isn't a staple on your playlist, correct that shit.  AeneA is actually recording more stuff now, so yay <3


  1. Perennial was easily my favourite underground album/EP of the year. It's just so fucking good.

  2. I agree as well, such a good album. Not usually a fan of cleans, but those are tolerable. Some really good jams on that album though!


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