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.
I wouldn’t exactly class Pirate Metal as a genre really, but to see so many up and coming metal bands who hail us as the forefathers of Pirate Metal is pretty cool. I know when we first started a lot of people claimed that we were simply copying