Aephanemer
Prokopton
(2019)
Crank this to 9 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre:
Death Metal
Sounds Like:
In Flames, Arch Enemy
Monday, August 19, 2019
Hailing from Toulouse, France, death metal foursome Aephanemer have launched a monumental sophomore release with Prokopton. The album is a breath of fresh air for the death metal community as many bands today sound like their just going through the motions. Prokopton will take you on a glorious journey through galloping Scandinavian metal and melodic death symphonic metal.

With swift drumming, melodic synths, power riffs and deathly vocals, this is an album that will appeal to a broad range of metal fans. The key to their rising success is their ability to harness traditional metal influences and craft a sound that is pretty damn original, so yes, the metal gods have have treated them well. Once you hear the metal resonate from your speakers, there is no doubt it will take control of your rotation with its constant flow of swift guitars and melodic fury, it’s an addicting sound, especially when cranked at high volumes.

Tracklist:
1. Prokopton 05:13
2. The Sovereign 05:17
3. Dissonance Within 06:12
4. Snowblind 04:24
5. At Eternity's Gate 02:55
6. Back Again 05:50
7. Bloodline 05:29
8. If I Should Die 09:08

Standout Track(s)
The epic “If I should Die,” embodies everything Aephanemer stands for. It’s melodic, heavy, fast-paced and just a flat out killer death metal tune with tons of arrangements that blend together flawlessly. 

Adult Beverage Pairing
Try and get a hold of some Nevermore Imperial Stout from Brasserie La Débauche brewery in France. The 9.50% ABV stout should be strong enough to compliment the metal fury of Prokopton.

ROTATION RECAP:
Vocal Performance
9.2 of 11

Risk of Subwoofer Damage
9 of 11

Captivation and Variety
9 of 11

Weight of the Heavy
9.2 of 11

Originality
9.1 of 11
 
Lyrics and Song Structure
9.1 of 11

Fretwork Prowess
9.4 of 11

Overall Album Flow
9.3 of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
9.6 of 11

Production Value
9.2 of 11

Final Thoughts:
You don’t need to be a death metal aficionado to get onto this one, Prokopton is a very expansive album for death metal and has a lasting appeal. If you’re a bit bored of the genre lately, definitely tune into this one, there is a great variety of metal to be found. 

Aephanemer is:
Martin Hamiche - Lead Guitar
Marion Bascoul - Vocals & Rythm Guitar
Lucie Woaye Hune - Bass
Mickaël Bonnevialle - Drums

Follow Aephanemer: Bandcamp / Facebook
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