The E.P offers up five songs of Southern Rock inspired Groove Metal that takes its cues from PANTERA and mixes in some MACHINE HEAD but also slaps a little layer of TAD in there too. Wow, does anyone else remember TAD? What a great and unique band they were hey! ..
Take notice if you are and up and coming metal band, don’t forget the past, cause when bands like Priest are all but extinct, they still will be remembered what the influences they left behind and the diamonds of songs they delivered record in and record out.
All in all, regardless of how stale or vital more straight-ahead progressive metal has been in your mind since the 90’s, AEON ZEN has contributed yet another wonderful album that emphasizes the stylistic strengths of the genre whilst having a few things of its own to say. And bar a complete game-changer like Images & Words from DT or other similarly influential albums that came out from the prog. metal big leagues back in the late 80’s, you can’t ask for much more than that.