Aeon Of Awareness - Wairua - Reviewed By Hellfire ! Check it out here at this link: https://www.hellfire-magazin.de/aeon-of-awareness-wairua/
With the second EP of the Leipzig duo Per Lümbersson and Meta List I let myself be carried away into the world of Māori. Above all, Wairua, the non-physical immortal spirit of the Tangata Whenua, a people of New Zealand, hovers over everything. An interesting basis for the first five tracks (tracks 6-8 as bonus tracks from the previous EP "Dialogue With The Unconscious"), because there are worlds between melodic death metal and Māori mythology in the truest sense of the word. Or is it?
"A World Beyond" now opens the door to this distant world with instrumental sounds. Already the cover gives a glimpse into the realm of Tāne, the god of the forest and birds.
And it has become a varied death metal journey through the songs. Sometimes mystical, sometimes melodic, and when these mighty growls begin, it is like a homage to Tāwhiri, the god of storm and wind, and a gloomy black atmosphere spreads. I especially like the coordination between the vocals and the instrumental parts. It also gives the songs a special expressiveness and underlines the magic that emanates from this unique culture. I can now also confirm that Melodic Death Metal and the Māori people can be wonderfully reconciled with their gods.
Even if the three bonus tracks come from another album, they form a nice conclusion to the "Wairua concept" and prolong the listening pleasure of a successful slice.
9.5 out of 10 Hellfire points - Hellfire
Release Date: April 15th, 2022
FFO: Wolfheart, Be'lakor, older In Flames, Deserted Fear
Location: New Zealand
This Two Man Army was launched in 2020. At a time that confronts us with uncertainties and restrictions on various levels, it’s time to bundle creative energies and put a long-awaited wish into practice.
The new EP is called WAIRUA and contains five new songs including three older bonus tracks. In the world of the Tangata Whenua, the indigenous people of New Zealand, Wairua is described as the non-physical spirit of a person which exists beyond death. It represents the life essence of every human being.
On the content level, this EP represents an exciting musical journey, exploring the deep mythology of the Māori. Here, topics were deliberately chosen that can also be transferred to today's challenges of modern societies. In addition, all tracks are related to each other in terms of content.
As on the previous EP, WAIRUA contains spherical melodic death metal tracks that occasionally make use of elements from black metal and death doom.
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