Neptunian Maximalism - Éons
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Inglume
73
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
WhatTheFunk
85
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
Benny
90
I will assure you this album will make your penis 5 times bigger
Doofly
95
I've went from being cucked to cucking, I AM NOW MEGA CHAD ÉONS HAS MADE ME THE ALPHA MEGA HUMAN WITH A RAGING 6 INCH PENIS.
TreyLikesBands
78
As Gabriel’s horns sound, the horsemen are set free. Brothers torn hand from hand, babies torn limb from limb, buildings crumble to the ground. Eternal suffering and doom all wrapped into the brutal experience of “Éons.” Something of another time, another epoch.
knewnie
85
mhm yeah okay i guess you can just do that
Dombot
96
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
92
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
NewDawnFadez
90
It’s like Electric Masada but bigger, badder, and better!
wless
91
i don't listen to metal. i don't listen to jazz. i know the immense amount of skill needed for both of these styles, but they've never really pulled me in on their own. knowing this about myself, immersing myself in the world of neptunian maximalism for two hours would be a huge undertaking and one that i would need to expand my horizons for to truly appreciate, but i did it anyway, diving into the deep end of both genres without any experience in the pool. and i loved it. there's something so ... read more
Frippotronic
94
This album is like a quickly approaching Hannibal's army with 200 fully armored elephants, the ground is shaking, the trees are being torn - roots and all with ease, the murmur of animal and human noises is getting unbearably loud. They leave barren, trampled earth behind them and it so happens, that you are on their way with no reaction time to avoid the collision. For 2 hours and 15 minutes. Holy shit.
jeetygt
75
I literally reviewed "Persepolis" just yesterday, calling it uniquely monolithic, bold and innovative -- and then I hear of this the first thing this morning!

For sure this beast is larger-than-life in size, but I feel it achieves that so differently than many albums I've heard before. Rather than reaching out into a scope and a narrative beyond all of us, it brings to life (harmoniously, I think) an ancient, forgotten past we all (distantly) share, one that's more surreal than ... read more
MusicN
94
Anprim: The Album.
innkpstr
80
Heavy and abrasive aproach to jazz. It sounds dark and disturbing, has some throat singing, demonic vocal processing and heavy base guitars but somehow manages to stay groovy. It is kind of one-dimensional in some ways but still a worthy adventure.
LasagnaZissou
88
LasagnaZissou Review #40

2 Days Ago:

Friend:"hey you wanna listen to this new album with me, it's kinda long but it's getting pretty good reviews"

Me: "sure I can probably find the time to do that tomorrow, count me in."

1 Day Ago:

Friend: "you ready?"

Me: "yeah"

Album: 𝑩𝑾𝑨𝑴𝑴𝑴𝑴𝑴𝑴𝑴𝑴𝑴𝑴𝑴𝑴𝑴𝑴𝑴𝑴𝑴
HÖÖ HÄ HÄ HÖÖ
𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦 ... read more
21stcenturyschi
33
Éons is the second album by Neptunian Maximalism, which is being celebrated as one of, if not the best album in underground metal in 2020. It's hard to stick the band under this one genre however, because they fuse the unlikely match of drone metal and free jazz. Think Earth meets John Zorn's Electric Masada; I mean, that description would pique my interest, in fact it did enough for me to check out their debut Bandcamp release, The Conference of Stars, in preparation for Éons. As ... read more
El_Bark
90
its like if swans went the jazz route
AGoodLook
77
Doom. The crash of a titanic wave capsizing a ship. Doom. The crackling dance of a flame as it spreads to burn everything you hold dear. Doom. The rumbles of a great mountain as smoke spews out from widening cracks. Doom. The sound of land razed and people crushed, formed into nearly two hours of dread. Surprisingly good study music, all things considered.
LZGray
80
If this album was just the first 10 tracks, it might be in my top 10 of the year. The last 6 tracks are good but kind of hit-or-miss. Still makes for one of the most fucked up jazz records I've ever heard and an incredibly creative experiment.
Paper_Tiger
90
The history of humanity told in such a crushing and gigantic manner, the fussion of Drone Metal and Avant Jazz was not something I was expecting to like as much as I did, but I am glad it did because even with my limited exposure to either genre, I think these are 2 hours of such a crushing mix is one of the best albums of the year.
Even if the 2 hour length might be a turn off, the album is divided in 3 sections (To the Earth, To the Moon, To the Sun) which can make it easier to digest; ... read more
ActuallyIan
80
LONG ASS REVIEW INCOMING WHOOPS
My reasoning for rating this album this way is a little complicated. I mean fuck, it's a 2+ hour triple album with each disc somewhat standing on its own thematically. This was gonna be hard to review no matter what. To tackle this behemoth of a record, I'm going to give a short review for each disc individually, with a different score for each one, then sum up my thoughts on the album as a whole at the end.

The The Earth is the most immediate disc in this ... read more
WildChameleon
79
The atmosphere of this album is incredible! It looks like an ost entirely made of boss music!

Even if the album is a bit too long (I would have cut it by 30min), it is undoubtedly one of the most original albums of the year.
biglasagnayeet
75
"Éons", a multi-conceptual and genre-bending epic by Neptunian Maximalism, a band which I'd never heard of until hearing this record, is epic in every sense of the word. The grand compositions which explore both the genres of jazz and metal, the audacious ideas, everything is channelled into one massive, ostentatious show that certainly leaves an impression. Throughout the record, I saw many parallels between Neptunian Maximalism and Swans, often viewing the former as somewhat ... read more
thiefofprose
94
An all-encapsulating, avant-jazz/metal, chaotic evil monstrosity. Honestly, this thing is terrifically dense and sonically so impressive. The only problem I can come up with it is that I wish some of my favorite musical ideas/hooks on this beast were explored even further to tickle my eardrums even more. Otherwise, this is one of the most impressive albums of the year, and definitely one of the most impressive jazz records I've heard.

Top Tracks: Nganga, Lamasthu, Eôs, ... read more
yourboirex
75
how do i review this, man?
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