Sunday 14 January 2018
Aeneas - New Renaissance (2015)
The debut album from this German band.
The band is a quintet with a lineup of piano, keyboards, bass, drums, guitars and vocals. Both male and female vocals.
The album has been self-released and is sold from their homepage and Discogs.
The album was said to be the new big thing in epic rock. Well....
The music here is a mix of prog metal and neo-prog. It is bordering to goth metal, power metal and worringly enough, musicals during the end of the album. There is also some djent here.
The band is young and they are playing a lot of gigs. The sound is pretty live too and they have a boundless amount of energy. Which comes across here, very well.
There are also some more ballads stuff here and it is clear that the band has a lot of strings to play on. The vocals are really good too and the band knows their stuff.
The band is following the formulas and will probably appeal greatly to the power, prog and goth metal scene. But they need support from record labels. This band seems like a good fit for the likes of Nuclear Blast in my opinion.
It is not an album I really enjoy as I am not into that scene and that music. I find it dull and not engaging. There is no good songs here either on this fifty minutes long album. But the band has potential in the metal scene.