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KHAOS AEON - "KOENIGREICH"

 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:47 am    Post subject: KHAOS AEON - "KOENIGREICH" Reply with quote




HERE you can listen to one of the new songs, that will be on the new album called "Koenigreich" released hopefully sooner or later this year.

"Well done. The production of all songs of the second full-length album is over. After an intense period of mastering we are very satisfied with the final result. We want to introduce you to further details now:

The album will be called "Koenigreich". It will contain 8 songs with a overall playtime of 45 minutes. The songnames will be ...

01. Death
02. Pyre
03. Night
04. Koenigreich
05. Sutech
06. Blood
07. Khaon
08. Life

New website with adapted layout for Koenigreich and presentation of a new song will be up soon.
We are starting the applications now to find a better, responsible and dedicated label to reveal our work to the world.

STAY TUNED!"

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to this. New sample sounds great.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HERE you will find another song to listen to ...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Album Teaser

Koenigreich was produced and released by Khaos Aeon.
Tore Stjerna from Necromorbus Studio was responsible for the mastering.




The album contains 8 songs (45 min. playtime) and a 20-pages Booklet.

Tracklist:

I. Death
II. Pyre
III. Night
IV. Koenigreich
V. Sutech
VI. Blood
VII. Khaon
VIII. Life


10 EUR without shipping. If interested, write a PM or Mail to: GC218@web.de
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Review from Abyssic Storm Zine

Khaos Aeon have been unfurling their asperity upon the Black Metal scene since 2008, and five years later, at the beginning of 2013, I was pleased to have the opportunity to listen to and review their second full-length album, ‘Koenigreich’.

The band is a shadowy, mysterious gathering; an allegory of occultism united with bitter, black bane; the very ingredients which beget a very dark, forbidden sound which the four members are so very good at creating. One only needs to cast their eyes (and ears) upon their previous releases to bear witness to this. The first aspect one cannot help but notice is the overall simplicity of the new album.
The cover, although merely an aesthetic, is incomplex and straight to the point, as are the titles of the eight tracks which form it; each title being a single word. Perhaps this is deliberate, perhaps not, but it is an effective outlook; one that displays coherence and, in some way, aggression. A much-debated aspect of Metal is, of course, production quality. In this case, it is very clean-cut and very well-done; something which really seems to enhance the punch and crunch of Khaos Aeon’s more contemporary Black Metal style.

‘Koenigreich’ comes into being with its first song, the bleakly-named ‘Death’ , where the listener slowly creeps into the growing sound along the sharp edge of a cold blade with hackle-raising, uneasy, metallic noises that cut through the core. One is then blasted into the strong opening riff, with robust, rugged guitar tones; a glowing, deep backing guitar that is juxtaposed alongside a shredding, higher-pitched lead guitar. This is a prime example of something which is rife throughout the album; excellent displays of layering and adjacency of opposites – fast and slow, high and low. It’s these technicalities which express great thought on the band’s part, thus a true dedication to their music.

The accustomed production also highlights and enhances this layering, making each individual facet audible and unique on its own – anything less clean could possibly allow them to merge together into one thick, murky swamp. The wonderful medley of differently-paced tempos throughout is an odyssey of different heights and leaves the music rather majestic-feeling, almost regal at times, therefore fitting the album’s title perfectly. Song structure is a huge strong point here; the complexity of the music is really quite astounding and shows a huge leap in development in comparison with the previous full-length ‘Exitus’ . The layout is quite comparable to the later works of Anael, or perhaps Secrets Of The Moon’s album ‘Antithesis’ . Another display of true thought and mastery are indeed the vocals, which are forever leading the listener down a shadowy, winding path; diverse and always interesting – never boring. The album is packed with menacing, diabolical riffs which have an undeniable bite of typical Black Metal to them – and I stress that this in no way means average, for each song is a testament to hard work, long thought and dark dedication. Combined with lashings of blast beats, this is true to its genre. It transports an unspeakable amount of atmosphere to the listener, through surreal noises and slower, gloomier tempos, which at times, leaves one almost reeling in a dreamlike state. The drums themselves provide a sturdy spine to the album and are brilliantly executed, although I must admit that I am not overly keen on the use of the triggers. The snare and the bass occasionally sound too flat and blunted and are at risk of sounding rather lifeless and dull at times, thus causing the general sound to have a slight lack of drive. However, the cymbals sound fantastic; drummer Phosphoros clearly makes good use of them throughout the recording. The guitar sound itself is hugely powerful; a ripping, tearing wall of chainsaw. However, this sound is sadly no longer unique in current Black Metal; one should really tread careful here, as this unwittingly leads a band to sometimes sound too similar to others – familiarity breeds contempt.

‘Night’ is the third chapter and can truly be described as empowering, with its hookline main riff, which prompts you with fury to melodically nod your head; it’s impossible to deny it. The vocals become almost Battle Metal-like, with some interesting double-layering upheld around halfway through the song. ‘Koenigreich’ is an album that is never repetitive, always interesting and is truly one of those gemlike releases that reveals something new with each time one listens to it. The following song is the title track, which rather up-tempo, is a true highlight. It possesses an ominous build-up, which certainly sets me upon edge every time I hear it; the subconscious, primal instinct that something dangerously abominable is about to strike. What follows is a defiant blaze of an opening riff that chugs like a mechanical beast, accompanied by impious vocals that singe and slice through mortal flesh. At around 2:24, an excellent hookline forms into being that seems to sweep one into a fiendish black haze; into an unhallowed Koenigreich. I would also be true to myself in admitting that there is an added groove to the song, with a memorable mid-tempo guitar solo in the latter half. Another favourite is the descendant of this track, ‘Sutech’ . There is something quite unforgettably doomish that resonates through the notes; perhaps this is also down to the effective use of instrumental sections borne here. I can quite happily say that I am quite the fan of Khaos Aeon’s slower riffing, with their smarting, stinging darkness. The vocals also seem to bear more energy, more persuasion and more gusto in ‘Sutech’ ; one can really feel the spite and hatred that flows through the veins of Isaz. The band seems to have moved on to new pastures with the new release. Whereas before, their style was occasionally a little Dissection-like in sound, they seem to have ventured on to a more refined, more confident niche that seems to fit them incredibly well. Over all, ‘Koenigreich’ is slightly similar somewhat both musically and sound-wise to ‘Summoned From Ashes’ by Elimi, as well as one or two slight likenesses to Watain in general (most notably the opening song), however this is very subtle.

To draw to a conclusion, however, I can strongly recommend this album to anyone in search of tearing new wounds to their ears; a fresh, impressive, yet terrifying journey into soundscapes of perilous atmosphere. Just one listen simply does not do the complexity of ‘Koenigreich’ justice. Admittedly, the album does not cover yet-untrodden ground, however it tears itself a new path; one which leaves a very prominent and effective scar.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent band!
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