December 17, 2015

Owl - Aeon Cult

Written by Matt Hinch.

Artwork by Peter Boehme

At only eight and a half minutes, the Aeon Cult EP by the ever-prolific Owl (although it has been almost a year since The Last Walk) is over in the blink of an eye as far as doom goes. And it's mostly definitely doom. The EP is comprised of three tracks that continuously pound the listener to dust in their short run times.

Unstoppable dirging riffs thunder methodically as melodies course through the veins of the beast. Or rather, the piping of the mechanized destructive machination. The industrial tone takes away the organic element of the cause of your doom.

“Mollusk Prince” has some quicker pacing compared to “The Abyss” and “Ravage” giving the listener a more fervent beating.

All in all, Aeon Cult delivers a sound few minutes of world-crushing apocalyptic doom that wouldn't feel out of place on the heavier end of The Crow OST. So consider this review more of a Public Service Announcement: There's new material from Owl. So check it out. Owls are still “in”, right?

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  1. I don't think I've ever complained about the price of music before--I often give a little extra when I can--but 6 Euros/$6.50 USD for 8 and half minutes of music? That's steep.

    1. Totally agreed. Should've been $5 max.