Strange Aeons is the debut EP of Akasava, and since the running time is less than 15 minutes, it seems to be more a promo than an album. Akasava are yet another name to add to the growing list of psychedelic doom acts of the moment that try to revive the dark side of the 1960s and 1970s.
The instrumentation of Akasava is solid: the riffs are heavy, and the whole thing rocks – albeit it is nothing really special. The problem with Akasava are the vocals, and the lack of articulation of the vocalist – it is difficult to understand the lyrics, and the thick French accent of the lead singer makes the problem only worse.
While there are some promising elements on Strange Aeons (some of the instrumental work, when the focus is on grooving and moving forward instead of trying to be overly sophisticated), there is still a lot of room for improvement. Let's see what the full CD, which is expected later this year, will bring.
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