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AENAON - "Cendres et Sang" - REVIEWS

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  1. Emi

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    Artist: Aenaon
    Album: Cendres et Sang
    Label: code666
    Release Date: 13 June 2011

    Cover ArtTrack Listing:

    01. Kafaesque
    02. Suncord
    03. Psychonautic Odyssey
    04. Grand Narcotic Harvest
    05. Once Infinite
    06. Carnivora's Lair
    07. Necroscope
    08. Kraanerg
    09. Black Nerve
    10. In Heaven


    To start off, I was not very familiar with Aenaon, but was optimistic in reviewing Cendres et Sang, their first full length album, after listening to their two EP releases (Phenomenon in 2009, and A Parallel Zoetrope in 2010). Needless to say, I was not disappointed. The four-piece hailing from Greece nailed down a great album that gave me the feeling of fulfillment one gets after listening to an album that you know will get steady play in your collection for years to come.

    The intro clues you in immediately - Aenaon has a clear love for Jazz-infused Black Metal that bridges genres across the Metal spectrum. That said, the band does it with originality. This layered, well-delivered helping is original, very listenable, and will capture your interest instantly. The album features it all - crusty and clean vocals, deadly heavy riffs with properly placed soloing, exceptional percussion work, trance-like bridges, and lastly, the invaluable injection of Jazz-inspired samples, which results in elegantly fierce Black Metal.

    As a rule, I find a song or two on an album that stands out. Not to say they are better or worse than the others - they just stand out upon the first few listens. Cendres et Sang did not follow this rule. Every song fed off the previous, and created an exploratory journey into the depths of Black Metal and what can be done with imagination and broad left and right musical limits. I deeply enjoyed this album, and would recommend it as a must purchase when it hits the stores this summer.
     
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    [FONT=arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif]Aenaon- Cendres Et Sang-CD (Code666)[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif]Well Well Well Post Black metal in the vein of Manes, Negura Bunget, Saytricon, DHG and Khold in what is a very interesting and innovative sound. But with a label like Code 666 what would you expect. Love this sound that mixes Black metal with hardrock, Blues, Jazz and Carnival music in a way to even put Ulver fans at a frenzied pitch. Aenaon are a band that want to be in a league all there own and with this release that are a cut above the rest for sure. The vocals are sung, cried , screamed and growls sometimes in the same passage. I don't what to use the word epic but something more like massive and majestic fit into what the band is trying to present for sure. I'm a sucker for horns esp jazzy ones so thank you for that on the very 1st track to start out. 2011 [/FONT][FONT=arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif]is becoming a very good year for new music..[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif]http://code666.net/[/FONT]​
     
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    Οι Έλληνες Avantgarde Aenaon μετά από σχεδόν έναν χρόνο προετοιμασίας έχουν έτοιμο το πρώτο full length album τους το οποίο θα κυκλοφορήσει τον Ιούνιο του 2011 και φέρει τον τίτλο “Cendres et Sang” το οποίο στα αγγλικά μεταφράζεται σαν “Ashes and Blood” . Το album κυκλοφόρησε από την Code666, οι ηχογραφήσεις έλαβαν χώρα σε περισσότερα από πέντε studios, το mastering ανέλαβε ο Tom Kvalsvoll στα Strype Audio στη Νορβηγία και για το artwork υπεύθυνος είναι ο Πολωνός Lukasz Wodynski.

    Το album περιέχει δέκα κομμάτια όπου το τελευταίο που κλείνει και το άλμπουμ είναι μια διασκευή από την ταινία “Eraserhead” του David Lynch. Έχουμε να κάνουμε με ένα black metal album γύρω από τη ζωή και τον θάνατο επηρεασμένο και από death μελωδίες αλλά και μπόλικη δόση από ατμόσφαιρα. Άψογη εναλλαγή brutal και clean φωνητικών που σε συνδυασμό με τις κιθάρες οι οποίες ξεπερνούν τον εαυτό τους στο σύνολο έχουμε ένα παραπάνω από ικανοποιητικό αποτέλεσμα. Σημαντικός και ο ρόλος του πιάνου στα ατμοσφαιρικά σημεία που προανέφερα και γενικά δε ξέρω τι να πρώτο επισημάνω. Καλοπαιγμένο, καλογραμμένο και με μια πολύ καλή παραγωγή.

    Είναι ένα άλμπουμ που αν το δούμε από συνθετικής πλευράς άνετα θα μπορούσε να προσελκύσει και κόσμο που δεν ανήκει στην πλευρά του Black metal. Να σταθώ επίσης ονομαστικά στις guest εμφανίσεις που λαμβάνουν μέρος σε αυτόν τον δίσκο γιατί θεωρώ ότι και ο ρόλος τους ήταν αρκετά σημαντικός:

    Ørjan “V'gandr” Nordvik - vocals (Helheim, Aeternus)
    Thomais Chatzigianni - vocals (Dakrya)
    Vasilis Agiomyrgianakis - grand piano
    Christos Agouridakis - alto & tenor saxophone (Orchestra Sonora)
    Pantelis Kalogiros - additional piano (Disolvo Animus)

    Σε γενικές γραμμές είναι ένα άλμπουμ που σίγουρα περιλαμβάνεται στα καλύτερα του είδους που άκουσα τελευταία. Το προτείνω ανεπιφύλακτα. Το να ευχηθώ «καλή επιτυχία» το θεωρώ περιττό… Την έχουν στο τσεπάκι!
     
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    5/6

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    Płyta AENAON, „Cendres et Sang”, została wydana przez Code666. Dla nas istotny jest fakt, iż nasz rodak, Łukasz Wołyński, stworzył okładkę do tego awangardowego dzieła. Parę słów na temat AENAON dla tych, którzy pierwszy raz słyszą tą nazwę. Pochodzą z Grecji, zaczęli razem grać w roku 2005. Przed wydaniem tego albumu wydali dwie EPki: „Phenomenon” oraz „A Parallel Zoetrope”. Płyta „Candres et Sang” zaczyna się jakże cudownym intrem o nazwie „Kafkaesque”, przypomina mi ona trochę Amerykę i wczesne lata wieku XX. Kolejnie następuje „Suncord” nawiązujący do wstępu, a potem to już pierwsze ciężkie brzmienia. Bardzo mi się podoba, że wokalista nie tylko śpiewa partie black metalowe, ale również czyste wysokie i niskie dźwięki. Kolejny utwór to „Psychonautic Odyssey” i rzeczywiście słuchając tej płyty nie myślisz: „praca, dom, rodzina etc.”, ale jesteś w psychicznej Odysei, gdzie nic się nie liczy. A utwór jest bardzo dobry i przemyślany. Bardzo podoba mi się gra perkusisty, słychać szybkość, blasty i to, że jest bardzo dobrze wyszkolony technicznie. Ciąg dalszy naszej podróży w głąb świadomości, gdzie panuje ciemność i AENAON. „Grand Narcotic Harvest” jest bardzo skandynawski. Tak właśnie myślę, może to dlatego, że album został nagrywany Strype Audio w Norwegi. Utwór jest bardzo dobry i choć trwa ponad 4 minuty, szkoda mi, że nastał koniec mojego narkotyzowania się muzyką Greków. „Once Finite” jest bardzo melodyjny, najbardziej z całego albumu, chciałbym napisać, że weselszy, ale to chyba byłaby herezja nie do przyjęcia. Ale serio, moje ucho tak go słyszy. Nie wiem, może dlatego, że po przesłuchaniu czterech numerów jestem w stanie wskazującym na spożycie jakiegoś środka odurzającego w postaci „Cendres et Sang”. „Carniviora`s Lair” to zdecydowanie mój faworyt na tytuł killera płyty. Uwielbiam partie „przegadane”, numer jest bardzo różny, nikt nie jest w stanie go określić. Łączy w sobie to wszystko, co dawały nam poprzednie utwory. Jest taką najsilniejszą dawką narkotyku. Następny utwór też jest bardzo dobry, nazwano go „Necroscope”, bardzo przypomina mi utwory z „Now, Diabolical” z dorobku grupy SATYRICON. „Kraanerg” bardzo szybko się zaczyna, ale po swoich dwóch poprzednikach wypada dość słabo. Choć oczywiście na pewno jest dobrym utworem, to rzeczywiście został zagłuszony przez „Carniviora`s Lair” oraz „Necroscope”. Czas na „Black Nerve”, ten utwór jest sfinalizowaniem podróży do naszego wnętrza. Jest brutalnie, wciągająco, ale zarazem daje znać, że to koniec naszej wycieczki. Na zakończenie dostajemy miłą niespodziankę od zespołu, na powrót do rzeczywistości. Jest nią utwór z filmu „Eraserhead” reżyserowanego przez Davida Lyncha. Jest to bardzo udany cover, nie wiem, jak się nazywa kobieta, która śpiewa partie damskie, ale ma bardzo ujmujący głos. A w połączeniu z wokalem black metalowym brzmi to idealnie. To by było na tyle. Chciałbym podziękować AENAON za wspólną podróż i życzyć, aby każdy, kto sięga po płytę „Candres et Sang”, czuł się podobnie. [Papież]



    Aenaon, www.aenaon-band.com, www.myspace.com/aenaonband

    Code666, www.code666.net
     
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    19/20 !!!:headbang::headbang::headbang:

    Aenaon

    - Cendres et Sang

    Par Oraku, le 10/05/2011 || 0 commentaires

    Ah, la Grèce. Magnifique pays qui nous a livré d’excellents groupes. Rotting Christ, Septicflesh... et maintenant, Aenaon ! Parce qu’après deux excellents EP, Aenaon ne pouvait nous livrer qu’un chef d’œuvre. Et ils l’ont fait, cent fois. Le combo utilise avec intelligences une multitudes d’éléments qui n’ont rien à voir avec le black metal : saxophone, voix féminines, rythmiques jazz,…le tout servit par des riffs dévastateurs et une voix puissante. Et ça marche !

    Le groupe se place parmi ce mouvement de groupe de black qui en ont eu marre de ces hypocrites jouant dans leur cave une musique inaudible, et se sont décidé à intégrer des éléments novateurs. Et c’est grâce à eux que le black metal tend vers une musique que je qualifierai de « grande ». Car à l’écoute de « Kafkaesque » ou encore « Suncord», il est indéniable que la musique d’Aenaon est barrée, complexe, psychédélique, jazz, puissante, dévastatrice.
    De plus, le groupe réussit l’exploit d’être cohérent dans sa démarche, car tous ces éléments, pourtant si différents, ne servent qu’en fait le concept de l’album : la folie de l’être humain.
    Et pour être fou, cet album l’est totalement !
    Mais une folie maîtrisée, créatrice, inventive, un asile superbement interprété.

    Les morceaux de Cendres et Sang dépassent en général les cinq minutes, ce qui laisse globalement le temps à chaque compositions d’imposer son univers et de le développer bien au-delà de nos espérances.
    On passe d’une folie pure (« Psychonautic Odyssey») à quelque chose qui tend vers la démence artistique (l’étrange et hypnotisant « Black Nerve» ) pour finir sur le sublime « In Heaven» et sa voix féminine enchanteresse.

    En 10 titres, Aenaon impose clairement un style, un univers dans un très bel album alliant sensibilité, folie et puissance. Cendres et Sang se consume, nous brûle de l’intérieur et le fait de reprendre un thème de David Lynch n’est pas une surprise. La musique d’Aenaon est à l’image des films du réalisateur : folle, troublante, hypnotique et intelligente.
     
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    http://metalzone.gr/reviews.php?action=details&id=2302&lang=en

    Rating: 80%
    Label: Code666
    Type: CD
    Genre: avant garde black metal


    Aenaon are, from now on, something more than a underestimated force. My first contact with their music was with the "Phenomenon" mini cd two years ago, when I was impressed with the songs and their ability to compose with a clearly independed thought. So, after a 7 inch split album with Satanochio I see them returning with their very first full length. Man, that brought a big smile across my face!

    My joy became even brighter after having listened to "Cendres Et Sang". The guys now play ball on their own court and by their own rules. Melodic, sceptic, avant garde black metal that really hates a closed mind and a blindfolded listener. If you dig the feeling of acts like Dodheimsgard, Arcturus and all that experimental philosophy, you will surely discover amazing soundscapes to travel in. The use of out of the ordinary instruments like saxophone, piano but also female vocals(not the pseudo goth bullshit) is inspired and successfully put into the songs. I also loved the fact that they do not overuse blastbeats and high speed tempos all the time, thus letting the beautiful guitar work to stand out. The music is left to expand and breathe. Not that Aenaon lacks aggression, on the contrary..Having stretched(or not at all) horizons, they built a brilliant musical structure, the one you can hardly describe but can easily fall for.

    Another enemy of Aenaon is the clock and the percecution mania that describes most of the corpse painted musician wannabies of the genre. Things are simple within complexity here. You just leave yourself sink into the album, you let it roll all over you and the music does the rest. It’s not some kind of katatonic tsunami though. You will visualize blue skies as much as starlit nights when listening to it, the sound variety is vast. Astrous’ vocals are of wide range and capture the right feeling. So did Lykasz Wodynski, the painter that created the wonderful cover art, coming in perfect blend with the band’s vision in art. The package comes full circle with the cover version of In Heaven(from the soundtrack of David Lynch’s Eraserhead) giving away a bunch of personalities that see no tabboos. As for the sound, it’s excellently mastered, exactly what "Cendres Et Sang" needs to draw your attention. My advice would be to pay some attention too. A band with an ever growing musical identity is something not to miss. Well done Aenaon!

    Giannis rem3dy Nakos
     
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    Aenaon - Cendres et Sang
    Code666 Records, 2011

    Hellas (Griekenland) stuwt zijn black metal-zonen richting de Lage Landen. Aenaon brengt black metal met ballen. Gestart in 2005 is dit het eerste album waarmee deze Grieken ons bombarderen. Black Metal met technisch sterke gitaar en kleine, onderhuidse verrassingen. Het klinkt goed!

    Aenaon weet direct mijn hart te veroveren met Kafkaesque, de intro van de plaat: een eenzame saxofoon later bijgestaan door wat losse drums en gitaar. Het eerste wat je opvalt aan dit album is dat alles zeer strak ingespeeld is. Drums zitten perfect, de gitaar is goed uitgevoerd, enkel de stem staat een heel enkele keer wat tegen. De band laat de schitterende saxofoon ook later weer (Suncord) terugkomen in het album met een sfeer om U tegen te zeggen. Het lijkt alsof Aenaon niet altijd even goed kan kiezen tussen de meer ruwere kant van black metal en de atmosferische kant van doom metal waardoor de luisteraar emotioneel van hot naar her gegooid wordt. Een muzikaal gezellige achtbaanrit. Aenaon is een band die ervan houdt zijn luisteraars te verrassen. Is het niet met een saxofoon en een doomstukje, dan is het wel met het laatste nummer In Heaven. Een oude piano, een cleane vrouwenstem en een geweldige akoestiek... waarna Astrous zijn stemgeweld weer weet boven te halen.

    Aenaon zet hier iets geweldigs neer. Een ontdekkingstocht door de gedrochten van de pure black metal krijg je niet, noem dit eerder progressief met een mysterieus tintje. Een plaat die me bij zal blijven.

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    Aenaon – Cendres Et Sang
    By Kyle Harcott

    Hailing from Larisa in the Thessaly region of Greece, Aenaon take the listener on an eclectic, twisted avant-blackmetal journey throughout their debut full-length, Cendres Et Sang. The free-form saxjazz of intro ‘Kafkaesque’ is an out-of-the-gate/wasn’t- expecting-that head-scratcher, but the sheer oddity of it is especially tasty as it segues flawlessly into ‘Suncord’- a wickedly infernal, modern-black crusher not far removed from latter-day Satyricon. The band brings the free-jazz back two-thirds of the way through the track, and the incorporation of this interlude within a blistering black metal warstomp seems absolutely mental, but bychrist it works, and well.

    ‘Psychonautic Odyssey’ follows up and it’s a little more-straight-up: a classic, foot-stomping metal-march bit of riffery with the occasional tasteful blastbeat here and there. The drumming on the track is more akin to technical death-metal than standard-issue blackblast and its precision really drives the song. Then – good lord, out of nowhere, that IS a bit of Hammond organ I [barely] hear, just before the guitar solo! I thought I was hearing things, as it’s the only time the Hammond audibly appears in the track – an interesting, left-field easter egg that threw me for a loop, since the instrument doesn’t seem to appear anywhere else on the record.

    ‘Grand Narcotic Harvest’ comes walloping back with complete sturm-und-drang blast, but utilizes clean, almost choral vocals on the chorus. The track also chimes in an ’ooo-spooky’ breakdown interlude toward the end, incorporating what sounds like a theremin, to much Addams Family effect. On this track, as on others, I am impressed by Aenaon’s adventurousness, much along the same lines as bands like latter-day Dødheimsgard or Khold. It’s somewhat refreshing to see such expressiveness in a genre that sometimes prides itself on how rigid and within certain tenets it can stay.

    Cendres Et Sang, as a whole album, stands on its own merit, so much so that I’m hard pressed to cherry-pick standout tracks. Everything here is brilliant, and all ten songs ultimately make the album worthy of repeated listens front-to-back. That said, though – I have to admit that there is one absolute show-stopper on the album, and of course they saved it for last: the band’s inflammatory cover of ‘In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song)’ from the Eraserhead soundtrack. The songs opens with some torch-song piano, and soaring female vocals that remind me vaguely of a subdued Diamanda Galás, until Aenaon see fit to turn the song on its ear and do what they do best, thundering down the mountain with their primordial avant-black-thrash. While a lesser band making the same attempt would have simply butchered the song in the name of heavy metal, Aenaon have actually managed to give the song a new voice, and ultimately make it their own with this radical interpretation. Turning a torch song into such a Wagnerian show of force could have been a complete mess, but I am left speechless by this, sincerely impressed.

    With their latest signing in Aenaon, Code666 continues to cement its name as the vanguard of forward-thinking blackmetal. Stellar release after stellar release, the label has proven its cutting-edge mettle time and again, and Cendres Et Sang is only further proof of the label’s impeccable taste. Seek this out at once.
     
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    http://www.wingsofdeath.net/content/36,13511/AenaonCendresEtSang

    De oude beschaving Hellas, Griekenland dus, lijkt heden ten dage louter luidruchtige exportproducten in de aanbieding te hebben. Aenaon is begonnen in 2005 en bracht tot nu toe twee veelbesproken EP's uit: Phenomenon (2009) en A Parallel Zoetrope (2010). De band houdt het op avant garde / (post) black metal met een twist; progressief en experimenteel lijken me wel passende termen. Daarover zometeen meer, want dan gaan we het hebben over het full length debuut van deze Grieken: Cendres Et Sang, ofwel as en bloed. Al lijkt het album meer bloed, zweet en tranen gekost te hebben, het kwartet is er bijna een jaar lang mee bezig geweest. Zoals wel meer aparte black metal acts uit minder voor de hand liggende landen vond Aenaon uiteindelijk onderdak bij Code666/Aural Music, dat het album binnenkort zal gaan uitbrengen.

    Aenaon weet de argeloze luisteraar direct te verrassen met de korte opener Kafkaesque (what's in a name?). Het intro bevat een eenzame saxofoon, later losjes aangevuld met wat flarden drums en gitaar, om naadloos over te gaan in Suncord. Daar horen we dan de eerste black metal passages, maar dan wel aangevuld met allerhande genre-vreemde invloeden, waaronder dus die eerder genoemde saxofoon. De band brengt dus zeker geen standaard moppie muziek, en eigenlijk is het zo dat elke beschrijving mijnerzijds afbreuk zou doen aan de creativiteit van de muzikanten en aan het verrassingselement van hetgeen zij ten gehore brengen.

    Wat ik natuurlijk wel kan zeggen is dat de uitvoering van het gebodene strak gebracht wordt. Sterke riffs, stevig drumwerk en lekker raspende vocalen. Het album bestaat uiteraard niet alleen maar uit een aaneenschakeling van verrassingsmomenten, regelmatig wordt simpelweg het gaspedaal ingedrukt en kan de luisteraar genieten van rechttoe rechtaan speedy black metal. Maar nooit voor lang, een wending ligt al weer gauw op de loer. Cendres Et Sang weet op deze manier wel de hele cd lang te boeien, never a dull moment. Aenaon heeft blijkbaar dan toch het beste voor het laatst bewaard. Afsluiter In Heaven begint met een troosteloos stukje pianomuziek, bevat een heldere vrouwenstem en creëert een sfeer om verdrietig van te worden. Uiteindelijk neemt het nummer je mee in een rollercoaster aan emoties en muzikale uitersten.

    Over de gehele linie lijkt het er op of Aenaon niet altijd even goed kan kiezen welke kant ze nou eigenlijk heen willen. De basis van de muziek lijkt op zich wel bepaald, authentieke black metal is het fundament waar Aenaon zijn kunstige variaties op bouwt. Post black metal invloeden en avantgardistische trekjes houden de muziek interessant en maken het allesbehalve voor de hand liggend. Vooral ook atmosferische, soms (semi) akoestische passages en wat doomy invloeden zorgen er voor dat dynamiek behouden blijft. Liefhebbers van progressieve en levendige black metal met een mysterieus tintje en verrassende wendingen kunnen hier hun zwar(t)e hartje ophalen.
     
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    [FONT=&quot]A new track from the upcoming album "Cendres Et Sang" is unleashed online! [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]We have the honour to have a participation in vocals by our respected friend, V' Gandr, well known from bands such as Helheim and Aeternus.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]"Grand Narcotic Harvest" is one of the most aggressive tracks in the album but also one of our favourites. A hymn dedicated to all sweet, self destructive addictions..[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Listen it at our Website:[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]http://aenaon-band.com[/FONT]
     
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    8,1/10

    Cendres et Sang is the first full-length album from Greek avant-garde black metal band Aenaon, released in 2011. On Cendres et Sang Aenaon produces a sound which is a mix between some harsh black metal and some melodic ideas with plenty of avant-garde flavour to them, also heard well in that the release touches on a number of other music styles.

    After opening with the intro track Kafkaesque, which is a saxophone piece, the album kicks off proper with Suncord (although it sounds like the two ought to be one track – seriously artists, stop doing this!), which quickly establishes just what Aenaon are all about. The black metal parts are intense and the avant-garde element in the music keeps it from being an exclusively brutal attack on the ears, which gives the music much more depth. Without it the album would just be the band thrashing their black metal riffs away which would have resulted in a brutal yet bland release. There’s a very prominent jazz influence in the music with the inclusion of the saxophone in some of the tracks being the most notable aspect of this. The growled vocals are generally strong and I like the fact that Aenaon have gone for a decent production on the record, as it helps give the music more power. A raw production in black metal is all well and good when the aim is to create a cold minimalist atmosphere and while they lack of that may make the ‘true’ black metal devotee want to steer clear of Cendres et Sang, the decent production here should make the record much more appealing to the wider crowd.

    It’s those non-standard ideas that give Cendres et Sang it’s most interesting aspects however. Parts of this record make me think I’m listening to early Mastodon, such as in Grand Narcotic Harvest, while yet others have an almost folk melody to them, such as in Necroscope. It certainly makes for a surprising listen on the first spin, and after that it still remains fresh and interesting with its unexpected twists and turns, and makes for a very fulfilling listen.

    Additionally there are some very prominent lead guitar parts in the album that manage to give the release some air guitar moments, which I wasn’t actually expecting from a black metal album despite the fact that the avant-garde element should have made me expect the unexpected.

    Overall Aenaon’s Cendres et Sang is the sort of black metal album that I like to come across. The avant-garde side of the band makes this a bit different from most and makes it stand out from the crowd. In truth I think that this is only the beginning of a great career for Aenaon and while this is a great debut effort, I fully expect them to deliver some true masterpieces in the future. Recommended for fans of non-standard black metal, especially if you’re partial to a bit of the good ol’ saxophone (just don’t expect a saxophone dominated album!).

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    Aenaon do what they like ; like what they do

    Aenaon-Cendres et Sang (Code 666)

    This Greek act sound remarkably Norse here on their Code 666 debut, belting out some impressive, if niche-appealing, black/death for the masses.

    Standing in strict defiance of their Necromantia/Rotting Christ-inspired brethren, Aenaon instead adopt a much more forward-thinking, less old school approach to things, letting their guitar work explore spacey, progressive depths instead of musty pathways and dungeons.

    The end results of Cendres et Sang aren’t too far off from a jazzier, more mystical sounding take on the Zyklon/Myrkskog death/black hybrid, with Aenaon inserting melodic atmosphere and brass accompaniment in lieu of the former’s blastbeat barrage. Cendres et Sang, as a result, is impressive extreme metal, taking the template and running with it, appealing imminently to fans along the way.

    Indeed, it’s rare for dyed-in-the-wool, Dodheimsgard-esque metal of this caliber to stick to the ribs these days, yet Aenaon do so with surprising dedication, ability and accuracy, attacking each song with a joy clearly born from metal worship and a legit love of their source material. One shouldn’t dismiss how much HONESTY can do for one’s music, and Aenaon possess this factor in spaces, lending Cendres et Sang a reverberating sense of pride, as a result.

    As such, extreme metallers would do well in checking these Greek lads out, for there is some impressive noise going on here with Cendres et Sang.

    Rating: B
     
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    Die griechische Black-Metal-Band Aenaon ist schon seit Mitte des vergangenen Jahrzehnts aktiv, hat sich mit ihrem Debütalbum aber bislang Zeit gelassen.
    Am 13. Juni ist es nun aber soweit und die Gruppe stellt ihr erstes Album vor. Es trägt den Titel "Cendres et Sang" (zu Deutsch: "Asche und Blut"). Wie es geworden ist und was Aenaon mit Jazz am Hut haben erfahrt ihr in dieser Rezension.
    [​IMG]
    "Cendres et Sang" enthält zehn Lieder mit einer Gesamtspielzeit von 53 Minuten. Geboten wird kraftvoller Black Metal sowohl im Down- als auch im Hightempo.
    Neben vielen Passagen, die sicher gut gespielt sind, die man so oder so ähnlich aber auch auf jedem anderen Black-Metal-Album finden könnte, gibt es auf "Cendres et Sang" auch einige sehr markante Momente. Gelegentlich setzen die Griechen nämlich tatsächlich ein Saxophon ein. So beginnt das Stück "Suncorn" zum Beispiel mit gemächlichen Jazz-Klängen und auch "Black Nerve" kommt der Bläser zum Einsatz.
    Die Saxophon-Einwürfe sind ebenso gut wie markant. Ihre leichten Jazz-Anleihen fügen Aenaon wirklich gelungen in das ansonsten harsche Klangbild ein. Leider kommt diese Besonderheit aber nur in äußerst geringem Umfang zum Einsatz, sodass sie sich für "Cendres et Sang" nicht als sonderlich prägend erweist. Den Einsatz des Saxophons könnten Aenaon ruhig weiter ausbauen und sich auf diese Weise eine charakteristische Nische erschaffen.
    Da sie das bislang aber noch nicht tun, klingt "Cendres et Sang" zeitweise wenig überraschend. So bemühen sich Aenaon größtenteils auf recht herkömmliche Weise für Abwechslung zu sorgen. Gut gelingt dies vor allem mit einigen wirklich beachtlichen Gitarrensoli, diese kommen wie auch die Saxophon-Einwürfe allerdings recht selten vor.
    Die übrige Zeit begnügen sich die Griechen daher mit Tempi- und Stimmungswechseln. Vor allem bei jenen Liedern die weder die stilistischen Besonderheiten des Saxophons, noch die spielerischen Besonderheiten der Gitarrensoli aufweisen, reicht das allein manchmal nicht aus um "Cendres et Sang" von vergleichbaren Platten abzuheben.
    Wenn es Aenaon in Zukunft jedoch gelingt, das Niveau ihrer besseren Momente durchgehend zu halten, dann hören wir von dieser Band bestimmt nicht zum letzten Mal.
    Fazit
    Auch wenn der Stil von Aenaon noch nicht ganz ausgereift ist, können sich Black-Metal-Fans "Cendres et Sang" ruhig mal zu Gemüte führen.
    Punkte: 7 / 10

    Rezension: Stefan Frühauf, Stefan(at)dark-festivals.de
     
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    Wauw , meer kan ik hier niet op zeggen als eerste full lengt album zoiets afleveren het is weinigen gegunt
    Deze heren leveren prachtig werk van start tot einde een pracht van een album.
    Maar toch had ik graag wat nieuwe elementen gezien zowat iedere nieuwe "black" metal band heeft saxofoon in een of ander nummer verwerkt en dat is hier niet anders. Hier bij deze plaat gaat het zelfs zover dat de saxofoon het voortouw neemt in de intro Kafkaesque dit is vooral een jazzy intro. Niets dat je doet denken aan black metal want de saxofoon gaat verder tot het 2de nummer Suncord en dan start het.

    Black metal zoals het moet. Vernieuwende riffs met mooie drums afgewisseld met pure onversneden blast beats en black metal riffs die je doen dromen. Aan het vocale werk van frontman Astrous , in deze langspeler is niets mis hoewel ze op bepaalde momenten zeer geforceerd klinken in mijn oren .
    Bij zo een eerste langspeler is het wel meestal dat er maar 1 of 2 nummers blijven hangen ,maar hier blijft zowat de gehele cd in je hoofd spoken .
    Deze cd raad ik iedereen aan die black metal graag hoort maar ook een deel voor de melodic black fans.

    Score : 8.5/10
    Written by Angelus
     
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    http://v2.metalreviews.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=26

    AENAON - Cendres Et Sang
    Aural Music/Code666

    Avant-garde Black/Death

    10 songs (52:54)
    Available: June 14th, 2011
    Aural Music/Code666



    Calling your album’s first track ‘Kafkaesque’ seems like a transparent bid for cleverness-status to me, but then this is a code666 release, home of the weird and (sometimes) wonderful likes of Axis of Perdition, Ephel Duath, and current up-and-comers Oddball Jazz-Metal Fusion Band. Sure enough, the opener in question is a short freeform saxophone solo which, without wanting to start on a downer, there’s something slightly off about. Jazz instruments aren’t that much of an oddity in the more experimental realms of the metal world now, partly because of the ground-breaking work of certain other bands on the label’s roster, and as a result the somewhat lost-sounding toots here don’t quite intrigue as they might have done in a pre-Ihsahn/Shining world.
    This segues in the tangled thicket of ideas that is Suncord, the first proper track here, and a perplexing amalgamation all sorts of influences. The main body of the sound is a mid-tempo blackened death stride, like a slightly more prosaic version of compatriots Rotting Christ, but in the sudden jolts into quieter, erratic jangling it feels like Ephel Duath’s The Painter’s Palette; occasional shouted vocals are reminiscent of Virus; and the twisting approach to songwriting suggests Ihsahn. It’s a bit of a jumble, in which it’s hard to detect a coherent train of thought. It’s one of those ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ kind of songs.

    So it’s probably to the album’s benefit that Aenaon settle into a more secure niche with Psychonautic Odyssey and largely remain there for the rest of Cendres et Sang. It opens with a big, stomping groove suggesting a debt to more recent Satyricon and generally oscillates between that and periodic flashes of a more snarling blast approach. That’s a combination that has much in common with labelmates (and my all-time favourite band) Ecnephias, and whilst Aenaon eschews all the synth theatrics there’s further parallels in both acts’ orientation towards a more accessible sense of gothic melody. The walking-pace metal of Carnivora’s Lair or Necroscope have a definite Paradise Lost feel to them. Flourishes of oddness, such as the Hammond organ on Psychonautic Od… or the strange spacey sounds seemingly nicked from Angst Skvadron on Grand Narcotic Harvest are augmentations and ornaments rather than an ends in themselves.

    The best track here though, is closer In Heaven, a supremely warped arrangement of the song the girl in the radiator sings in David Lynch’s Eraserhead. It’s one example of the band doing ‘weird’ extremely well. This chillingly serene original becomes a cathartic metallic climax, which makes what has gone before seem slightly mediocre in comparison. The overall impression, then, is of a slightly puzzling record, at times striving too self-consciously for avant-garde-ness and at other points feeling a bit too straightforward. It will be of interest to those of you that follow code666 releases avidly.


    Killing Songs : Psychonautic Odyssey, Necroscope, In Heaven

    72 / 100
     
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    http://projektfishtank.blogspot.com/2011/05/aenaon-gre-cendres-et-sang-2011.html

    Πρώτα ήταν εκείνο το demo που το είχαμε κάνει review στον μεταλλικό αετό. Μετά ήρθε εκείνο το split με τους Ρουμάνους με το τρομερό όνομα, το οποίο το κάναμε εδώ στο ενυδρείο. Καλά το καταλάβατε, κάπου το πάω μικρά πουλιά της γνώσης και της σοφίας... οι Aenaon βγάλανε δίσκο. Και ήρθε η ώρα του να βουτηχτεί στο ενυδρείο. Θα τον κατασπαράξουν άραγε τα αιμοβόρικα πιράνχα του projekt fishtank; Ποια θα είναι άραγε η μοίρα του... για αυτά, και άλλες ιστορίες βουτηγμένες στην δράση και την αγωνία, διαβάστε στην επόμενη παράγραφο.

    Μικρά σταθερά βήματα ...baby steps. Τέτοια είναι αυτά που κάνουν οι Aenaon με τους τωρινούς ρυθμούς. Στην πραγματικότητα μια χαρά βήματα και μετρημένα κάνουν, ακριβώς όπως πρέπει. Ωριμάζουν, δοκιμάζουν τις αντοχές τους και τολμούν. Στο "Cendres et Sang" δικαιώνονται (spoiler). Ναι δεν ήθελα να σας αφήσω στην αγωνία και την ανασφάλεια. Μ’ άρεσε ο δίσκος. Από το ιντριγκαδόρικο opening του "Suncord" που φέρει ένα άρωμα από Jaga Jazzist έως το DHG-ικό riffing του "Necroscope", ο δίσκος αποπνέει μια μετρημένη φρεσκάδα. Δεν θα ροκάρει τον κόσμο σας με καμια καινοτόμα μουσική προσέγγιση, ούτε με την ιδιαίτερη μουσική αυθάδεια που διακρίνει τις προαναφερθείσες μπάντες. Από την άλλη όμως, ξεπερνάει την παγίδα της αντιγραφής με επιτυχία και αυτό πρέπει να αναγνωριστεί. Μπορεί που και που να σας έρχονται πράγματα στο μυαλό αλλά ποτέ δεν επιβάλλονται ενοχλητικά ώστε να στραπατσάρουν την γενικότερη αύρα του δίσκου. Αυτή την μετα-αποκαλυπτική μαυρίλα που σαδιστικά επιμένουμε να ακολουθούμε.

    Η δουλειά που έχει γίνει στα Strype studios, πέραν του ότι είναι καταπληκτική, για κάποιο απροσδιόριστο λόγο μου φέρνει στο μυαλό τον ήχο του "How the World Came to an End” των θεόθεων Manes. Όγκος και ακομπλεξάριστα πρίμα, που επιτρέπουν να ακούσεις καθαρά τι παίζει σε κάθε δευτερόλεπτο. Θάνατος στους ήχους "Ντόρα η μικρή εξερευνήτρια", βαρεθήκαμε να λέμε: βλέπω ένα μικρό riff κρυμμένο πίσω από τον τόρνο που χρησιμοποιείται για κιθάρα. Στο "Cendres et Sang" θα τις ακούσετε μια χαρά τις κιθάρες και τα τύμπανα και όλα, χωρίς τύψεις. Δεν είναι φλώρικα είναι απλά ανθρώπινα. Ο θόρυβος θέλει προσοχή, δεν είναι για όλους.

    Για να τελειώνουμε... Οι Aenaon είναι καλοί, τα βήματά τους είναι προσεκτικά και η γέρικη συμβουλή μου που σε κάποιο σημείο πρέπει να ακουστεί, είναι δουλειά και πάλι δουλειά γιατί οι δυνατότητες τους είναι μεγάλες. Δεν μας χαλάει στο επόμενο Inferno να ρωτάμε νορβηγούς με σατανική τσαχπινιά “καιαιαιαιαι τι ώρα παίζουν οι Aenaon φίλε;".


    Ιωσήφ Χ.

    www.aenaon-band.com
    www.myspace.com/aenaonband
    www.code666.net
     
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    8/10 :headbang:

    Cendres Et Sang

    Artikel veröffentlicht am 24.05.2011 | 145 mal gelesen Wow. Ich bin wirklich beeindruckt - sowohl von "Cendres Et Sang" als auch von dem feinen Gespür für Qualität, das Code666 einmal mehr beweisen. AENAON liefern auf ihrem Debut neun Songs (plus Intro) in einer Qualität ab, von der die meisten Black Metal-Bands ohrenscheinlich nur träumen können.
    AENAON kommen - entgegen erster auf dem Albumtitel (der übersetzt "Blut und Asche" bedeutet) gründenden Vermutungen - nicht aus Frankreich, sondern aus Griechenland. Sie sind damit die erste griechische Black Metal-Band, die ich mag - vermutlich gerade weil sie nicht "griechisch" klingen (was immer das bedeuten mag). Die vier jungen Herren hören sich eher nach Skandinavien an... Stop! Diese Aussage allein reicht mittlerweile nicht mehr, um Schwarzwurzeln hinter dem Ofen hervorzulocken, daher lege ich noch einen drauf: AENAON gelingt es scheinbar mühelos, Geist und Atmosphäre der schwarzmetallischen Neunziger Jahre einzufangen und sie in ein modernes Gewand zu kleiden.
    Dabei lässt sich ein erster, oberflächlicher Vergleich mit den Labelkollegen von BLUTMOND nur schwer vermeiden, denn das Intro "Kafkaesque", der Opener "Suncord" sowie der längste Song des Albums "Black Nerve" enthalten saucooles Saxophon-Spiel. Anders als die Schweizer auf "Thirteen Urban Ways 4 Groovy Bohemian Days" klingt "Cendres Et Sang" jedoch keineswegs urban, sondern in erster Linie introvertiert und sehr persönlich. Und das, obwohl das Klangbild eine ganze Ecke roher ist als das BLUTMOND-Album. Die Gitarren sägen ganz wunderbar, ohne in kvltiges Rauschen zu verfallen, die Drums sind angenehm transparent und druckvoll, die Synthetik ist niemals auffällig und dennoch stimmungsvoll.
    Das ist alles schon sehr fein, doch auf dem robusten instrumentalen Fundament fußt auch noch sehr abwechslungsreicher und vor allem emotional stimmiger Gesang. Oft gibt es klassisches Geschrei, hier und da erinnert die stimmliche Darbietung an Bjørn "Aldrahn" Dencker (DHG, THORNS) in seinen besten Tagen, auch klarer männlicher ("Grand Narcotic Harvest") und weiblicher Gesang ("In Heaven") hinterlassen ihre Spuren in mir.
    Zusammen mit den durchdachten Arrangements wird "Cendres Et Sang" zum kreativen und kraftvollen Zeugnis einer aufstrebenden Band, von der ich hoffentlich noch viel hören werde.
     
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    Calling your album’s first track ‘Kafkaesque’ seems like a transparent bid for cleverness-status to me, but then this is a code666 release, home of the weird and (sometimes) wonderful likes of Axis of Perdition, Ephel Duath, and current up-and-comers Oddball Jazz-Metal Fusion Band. Sure enough, the opener in question is a short freeform saxophone solo which, without wanting to start on a downer, there’s something slightly off about. Jazz instruments aren’t that much of an oddity in the more experimental realms of the metal world now, partly because of the ground-breaking work of certain other bands on the label’s roster, and as a result the somewhat lost-sounding toots here don’t quite intrigue as they might have done in a pre-Ihsahn/Shining world.This segues in the tangled thicket of ideas that is Suncord, the first proper track here, and a perplexing amalgamation all sorts of influences. The main body of the sound is a mid-tempo blackened death stride, like a slightly more prosaic version of compatriots Rotting Christ, but in the sudden jolts into quieter, erratic jangling it feels like Ephel Duath’s The Painter’s Palette; occasional shouted vocals are reminiscent of Virus; and the twisting approach to songwriting suggests Ihsahn. It’s a bit of a jumble, in which it’s hard to detect a coherent train of thought. It’s one of those ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ kind of songs.
    So it’s probably to the album’s benefit that Aenaon settle into a more secure niche with Psychonautic Od… and largely remain there for the rest of Cendres et Sang. It opens with a big, stomping groove suggesting a debt to more recent Satyricon and generally oscillates between that and periodic flashes of a more snarling blast approach. That’s a combination that has much in common with labelmates (and my all-time favourite band) Ecnephias, and whilst Aenaon eschews all the synth theatrics there’s further parallels in both acts’ orientation towards a more accessible sense of gothic melody. The walking-pace metal of Carnivora’s Lair or Necroscope have a definite Paradise Lost feel to them. Flourishes of oddness, such as the Hammond organ on Psychonautic Od… or the strange spacey sounds seemingly nicked from Angst Skvadron on Grand Narcotic Harvest are augmentations and ornaments rather than an ends in themselves.
    The best track here though, is closer In Heaven, a supremely warped arrangement of the song the girl in the radiator sings in David Lynch’s Eraserhead. It’s one example of the band doing ‘weird’ extremely well. This chillingly serene original becomes a cathartic metallic climax, which makes what has gone before seem slightly mediocre in comparison. The overall impression, then, is of a slightly puzzling record, at times striving too self-consciously for avant-garde-ness and at other points feeling a bit too straightforward. It will be of interest to those of you that follow code666 releases avidly.


    Killing Songs : Psychonautic Od..., Necroscope, In Heaven
    72/100
     

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