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Figure Of Six - Aion

Looking at the gothic rockish artwork of the promo CD I received this time, I really thought I had to deal with a Within Temptation kind of band here. While listening to the music of the Italians from Figure Of Six I heard metalcore with a lot of electronic and melodic influences though. The music reminded me a lot of Soilwork, but more about that later. During my research on this band I read a couple of very negative things and some positive articles about these six guys, so eventually I started to review their debut for Locomotive Record, Aion, with no expectations or whatsoever.

To be completely honest to you guys: go check out a demo-tape of Soilwork or something like that and it probably will be better than this record. The whole thing is mixed and mastered by the famous Tue Madsen and  therefore the sound is really good, but the rest… The songs presented on this disc are far from original and especially the clean vocals are very annoying. They started as a hardcore band and although I have never heard music from their hardcore-period I truly think they should have stick to that genre, because what they’re doing now isn’t interesting at all.

A little breakdown over here, some emo-singing over there, a couple of blastbeats and that all topped with annoying keyboards… Furthermore I’m not familiar with all the Soilwork records, but I bet that you can hear in every Figure Of Six song by which track of Soilwork it is influenced. Too bad. Why not just start of Soilwork-tribute band?!

Figure Of Six - Aion
48/1001Details Locomotive Records
Released on Friday Apr 18th, 2008
Emoish Melodic Death

Writer @Gilles on Thursday May 15th, 2008

Tags: #Figure Of Six
Tracklisting 01. The Man With The Book And The Gun
02. Warshow
03. Ten Years Alone
04. Akeldama (Bloody Field)
05. Dark Side 5
06. Morning Star
07. The Hanged Man
08. Pull The Trigger
09. Hands Of Aion
Line up Jacko – Vocals
Peter – Guitar
Teo – Guitar
M-Key – Keyboards
Lucio – Bass
Lele – Drums