Album Title

Aversions Crown
Xenocide
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First Released

2017

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Death Metal

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Record Label Release

Nuclear Blast

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Album Description
"Xenocide" is the third full length studio album from Australian deathcore band Aversions Crown,
released 20th January 2017 on the Nuclear Blast label.
This will be the first full-length with Mark Poida at the helm. The extraterrestrial four-piece’s music is rooted exclusively in the realms of science fiction and aliens, and Xenocide follows suit.


Album Review
Musically, Aversions Crown have gone for a much more sophisticated approach than previous efforts. With Xenocide , the band seem to have left many of the “-core” aspects of their music behind, focusing now on a heavier, more complex style that further compliments the terrifying and unsettling atmospherics. Though there are still a few breakdowns scattered across the album, the stunning lead work from guitarist Chris Cougan sets a very eerie atmosphere, and distinguishes the breakdowns from the generic chug-fests many deathcore bands tend to favor. Mason’s drumming is second-to-none, with the stamina, brutality and precision of a T-1000. The addition of Poida to Aversion Crown’s lineup seems to have really rejuvenated the band – his lyrics are fantastic, his concepts are interesting, and his vocals are utterly filthy. Coming in at 12 tracks, there is more than a few absolutely killer songs on Xenocide – from the eerie, near-perfect “Stillborn Existence” to the Xenomorphic brutality of “Cycles of Haruspex,” from the brutalizing “The Soulless Acolyte” to the immersive, break-neck closing track “Odium.”
Taking the style Aversions Crown carved for themselves with their 2014, Tyrant, and further advancing it, Xenocide is an otherworldly blast-fest. Armed with a story that would have Ridley Scott scratching his chin and Ellen Ripley quaking in fear, Aversions Crown are fully devoted to their brand of cosmic destruction. With a few catchier riffs, and swapping a couple of breakdowns for shred-fuelled solos, Xenocide would be scoring a perfect 10/10 – but otherwise, an excellent offering from one of Australia’s most promising bands.
Reviewed by Fraser Wilson for metalwani.com.


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