Escalating the extremity factor, AEON gives witness to equal measure death and black metal. But as those who know ZYKLON sound can attest - so much more can and will be found within. Guitarist Samoth and drummer Trym together with guitarist Destructhor and vocalist / bassist Secthdamon bestow an incredulously cold and calculated metal, a sound that is light years apart from the duo's later Emperial days. And as monumental as 2001's Word Ov Worms was ("a mighty snarling beast" said Malcolm Dome) AEON righteously confirms that ZYKLON has truly arrived and is intent on running the long game. Recorded at Akkerhaugen Lydstudioin in Norway and mixed at famed Studio Fredman (DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES, SOILWORK).
With "Aeon" the boys of ZYKLON have really outdone themselves and the result is one of the best (Death) Metal albums of the year. Every fan of good Metal should go and buy this if they know what's good for them. All hail ZYKLON! - Metal Observer5/5