Finally, It Has Happened: Stream of Aurelius!
It’s been a bit shocking to see all the praise directed Son of Aurelius’ way as they’ve gradually released new tunes from their forthcoming album Under a Western Sun. Not because said praise isn’t deserved — it most certainly is — but because where the hell were all you people in 2010 when we were jocking their debut album The Farthest Reaches harder than a 12-year old boy pulling his putty for the first time? Maybe it’s one of those examples of a band being ahead of their time — the metal world at large just wasn’t ready for Son of Aurelius back then. On the other hand, I’ve seen a little bit of negativity surrounding the prevalence of clean vocals on the new effort, but… really? Get over it, dude. Hating clean vocals is so… 2010, appropriately enough.