Just three years has been enough time for Aeon Sable to forge a non-derivative Gothic Rock styling. The German duo reveals a special charisma through its creations which is particularly recognizable in the excellent handling of the tempos, the melodic finesse, the vocal personality and the undercurrent danceable touches. Din-tah Aeon and N1n0 manage this harmonic and rhythmical fluidity for the sake of atmosphere, drawing gloomy soundscapes of their own. Dark, yet traslucent, their tunes bring together the genre's past essentials (specially the 80s ones) while blending them with contemporary sounds and personal artistic twirls that give their music certain sophisticated air. Add to this a solid coherence among lyrics, music and arts and you'll get the real dimension of this talented pair. "Per Aspera Ad Astra" (2010) and "Saturn Return" (2013) yet demonstrated great potential but, judging by the advance track "Tenfifteen", their third full-length album "Aequinoctium" will definitely establish Aeon Sable as a modern reference of this kind of music. Do you think that I'm exaggerating?... just put on your headphones and play this Gothic Rock anthem. Perfect guitar melodies and power-chord riffing that bring back memories of early The Mission UK or The Cult, steady drum hooks and tender bass throbs fixing the growing push of the song, and the emotional vocal delivery from N1n0, switching between warm tones and throaty voices. All these elements are craftly ensembled and polished, resulting in a first class song that bodes well for the forthcoming album and leaves us wanting much more. The official release date of "Aequinoctium" was laid by AF Music on Oct 04th. From this day on, it will be available as digipack CD and as download. But also you can pre-order the album through the band's official website, starting September 22nd (concurring with the autumn equinox) and all of them will be shipped on the same day. So, as it's asked in the lyrics: ".../ Do you wanna get high / in the shadows of the city of light? /...". If your answer is 'yes', this album will be your best choice for sure.
Review by Billyphobia