AOTY 2021
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Inglume
67
In for a rude awakening? Believe me, we're simply getting started. Allow me to invite you in on this fascinating epic known as Éons, a monolithic journey entwined between apocalyptic mayhem and pure bliss. It'll stir up some violent, rather grisly thoughts for the unprepared, but dive deeper in its wondrous cacophony, you'll find an elegant flower beneath the rubble.

Our journey takes us to distant lands, far from the reaches of mankind. A land of trembling earth and restless creatures ... read more
knewnie
75
mhm yeah okay i guess you can just do that
WhatTheFunk
75
2020 Apocalypse Soundtrack

Yeah, I understand you, I had the exact same reaction - gawking, mind blown, call it as you want. What you're looking at with such surprise and fascination is "Vajrabhairava", a painting by Kaneko Tomiyuki, judiciously chosen by Neptunian Maximalism to illustrate their magnificent second album, "Eons". Judiciously chosen, because it wonderfully describe what's at stake on this furious monster, this hybrid dragon more than two hours long, spread ... read more
Dombot
95
I don't know how a free-jazz/world/extreme metal/drone album can exist in this world but holy shit am I glad that it does.

Éons is an odyssey of an album, a just-over-two-hour long journey through the depths of hell and the heights of heaven. It sounds like it's from another world, another plane of existence, far from what we know. From the insane drum patterns to the squealing saxophone to the wailing guitars, Éons is definitely not an album that you can just turn on in the ... read more
ElectricMess
NR
ESSENTIAL

Éons is hands down the most unique album I’ve heard all year. By combining elements of drone, free form jazz, world, and all kinds of extreme metal, Neptunian Maximalism have crafted the most primal journey I’ve had the privilege of embarking on in 2020. Each of the record’s three movements work as a time machine, transporting you to an ancient world. It gives you an immersive and unfiltered view of different aspects of the dawn of humanity. The massive and ... read more
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Track List

  1. Daiitoku-Myōō no Ōdaiko
  2. Nganga
  3. Lamasthu
  4. Ptah Sokar Osiris
  5. Magická Džungľa
  6. Enūma Eliš
  7. Zâr
  8. Vajrabhairava: The Summoning
  9. Vajrabhairava: The Rising
  10. Vajrabhairava: The Great Wars of Quaternary Era Against Ego
  11. Iadanamada!
  12. Oi Sonuf Vaoresaji!
  13. Eôs
  14. Heka Hou Sia
  15. Heliozoapolis
  16. Khonsou Sokaris

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Added on: June 2, 2020