Son of Aurelius may be my favorite tech-death band out right now, having released the absolutely stellar The Farthest Reaches last year. Now, here at the fourth quarter of 2011, they’ve released this new pre-production track they’ve released via their youtube, and allow me to tell you – nay, show you – that it is magnificent!
It sounds like there are going to be a lot of new elements on the new record based on this pre-pro track. The drums are less crazy, which, in all honesty, is a pretty good thing, considering they were off-the-wall bonkers on Reaches. I was able to hear some really nice parts, like the super tasteful lead guitar near the end, which shows their emphasis on melody rather than super-tech is retained. The same is also said for Max Zigman’s bass lines, as they are beautiful. This small snippet is enough to make me want this album with relentless anticipation. We will let you know if there is any more news.