Revelations, Aurora Of An Epoch

by ÉOHUM

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".... defines Éohum as easily the most original and inventive band out there."

Powerplay Rock and Metal Magazine UK

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"The debut album from Canadian metallers Éohum is a fascinating proposition which manages to startle and surprise whilst simultaneously ticking every box on a personal want list from any weave of music. It is as if they instinctively knew what turned us on and explored those elements with relish. It is fair to say that Revelations, Aurora of An Epoch will not find the same level of reaction from everyone but it is hard to imagine many not breeding some kind of appetite for it and the band’s creative adventure.

The Montreal based and 2010 formed, Éohum (pronounced ee-o-um) is the creation of guitarist/bassist Jeremy Perkins, a “traditionalist and spirit oriented” band embracing a black metal breeding with anthemic grooving and doom cultured atmospheres. Equally in songs inspired by poems written by Perkins on the current state of humanity, rich elements of death and progressive metal are woven though not quite as dramatically and excitingly as the almost exotic roars of French horn which also inflame the album’s earlier tracks. The band’s live line-up sees Perkins joined by guitarist Sylvain Dumont and Annie Perreault on French horn/trumpet as well as bassist James Heymans, drummer Simon Bambic-Mackay of The Agonist and vocalist Barrie Butler. For the album though, Perkins enlisted the help of friends alongside himself, Dumont and Perreault; guests which include vocally Matt McGachy of Cryptopsy and Nick Wybo (ex-Vinyl Hero) on drums. It all sounds a fluid and unpredictable canvas the band works from and certainly flows over into the music and character of Revelations, Aurora Of An Epoch.

The album surprises and fascinates from start to finish, increasing in stature and success with every listen as more of its depths are revealed. The opening Leaving Harbour is maybe not quite the same but only because once the sultry scenery around a vocal piece of scene setting prose narrated by Lana Edwards is absorbed and appreciated, the tendency in every subsequent listen is to cut to the chase which begins with the next track Rooted Deep Within. An eruption of battlefield mayhem hits the imagination first but is soon swallowed by the imposing muscular and portentous intensity of death spawned riffs and rhythms. That alone grips attention but with the heralding horns blown by the lips of Perreault, an epically honed atmosphere makes its suggestive intrigue known before the track explodes into a virulent pestilential charge of venomous grooves and scarring riffery. The tempestuous instrumental track is like a hellacious dawning, one of danger and excitement employing wrong-footing experimental twists and progressive ideation.

Eohum Revelations Album Cover copy The piece simply grips and inflames the imagination, not to mention ears, before Equatorial Rains takes over with a more temperate climate and confrontation. A deliciously throaty and resonating bassline from Perkins seduces ears and appetite straight away, swiftly aided by the flames of brass from Perrault and the caustic enterprise sculpted by the guitars. The breaking blackened malevolence and uncompromising rabidity in gait and aggression brings further appetising flavours and textures to the ever moving volume of sound and invention, as does the ferocious and cleaner rasping tones of McGachy. It is a formidable and relentlessly eventful provocation feeding ears and emotions potently with those horns the icing on the emotive antagonistic cake.

Defined Sacredness comes next, opening on a predatory prowl of rhythms and riffs, each almost more theatrical in their stance than vicious but only helping lure the listener into the waiting slightly demonic narrative of fierce corrosive sound and rage bleeding vocals. Stabs of brass and heavy sighs of horn colour the hostile persuasion further, their toxic hues as virulently alluring as the riveting presence of McGachy.

The album’s title track has body and thoughts enthralled from its first breath; a roar of French horn announcing the tempest to come like a war cry, casting a challenge to be met before the song swiftly begins savaging the senses with sheer malicious contagion and intensity. It is a call continuing through the superb track, those golden flames of the horns an inescapable web of seduction within the destructive and to be honest equally addictive torrent of scarring grooves, abrasing riffery, and merciless rhythms. Bracing and arousing, like an anthem bred in hell, the track is a hymn for the lost and bellow for the despoilers, and quite breath-taking.

In many ways this is where Revelations, Aurora of an Epoch goes in a different direction, or certainly a less provocatively adventurous one. Wiser Every Sunrise which features Phillip Rieder on vocals is a collusion of heavy, groove, and death metal with hardcore/punk belligerence. Strangely familiar for unsure reasons, the enjoyable track is a brawling and volatile slab of animosity but even though it has ears and satisfaction heartily contented it does not live up to the previous tracks, feeling slightly out of place alongside them, which also applies to a lesser degree to Thus Spewed Thy Infectious Reign, a death spawned ravaging with a doom fuelled gait guided by an unpredictable creative menace. As its predecessor, the song only leaves good thoughts, inspiring them to contemplate the end of days/humanity but also hankering for the glorious horns and imagination seeded swing of earlier tracks.

Closing on Give Us O’ Rain, another piece of prose sung by Lana Edwards, Revelations, Aurora of An Epoch provides one predominately unique and intoxicating introduction to a band you can only imagine getting bigger, creatively grander, and more impressive over time. As suggested it might not light everyone’s fire as ours but if the likes of Emperor, Dimmu Borgir, Trepalium, and We All Die (Laughing) for example spark your juices, then so will Éohum."

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" When I hear someone talk about modern avant-garde (innovative) black metal then I expect Éohum to be the first band to come to mind with their upcoming debut album “Revelations, Aurora of An Epoch” being smart, different, and had an organic sound to it that doesn’t come around as much as it used to.

The album started out with a woman reciting a poem about the state of modern humanity, then playing sounds of human devastation such as the sound of a falling tree (deforestation, I assume) and then the sound of many guns being fired (war). And then the rest of the album has this great, organic (today’s special word) feel to it that persists the whole length of the album with a raw but organized sound to it that was just done extremely well.

“Revelations, Aurora of An Epoch” is no doubt just the surface of the surface of the talent that Éohum has up their sleeves for future music because music like this does not simply get spent on one album, and will not nine times out of ten.

“Revelations, Aurora of An Epoch” comes out April 7th .........

Review from : metal-addicts.com/site/eohum-revelations-aurora-of-an-epoch/ metal-addicts.com


"Éohum's Revelations, Aurora of An Epoch comes out on April 7, 2015. It's definitely something new in the metal world. The opening track, Leaving Harbour, was oddly spiritual. It was strange, almost primitive and definitely not metal, or even music, but spoken word. I was afraid that this album was just going to be super weird, but it changes fast to something super awesome!

Feeling more like the soundtrack to a movie than a metal album, Revelations, Aurora of An Epoch is adventerous and new in a world where a lot of music sounds the same. It smashes the expectations of predictable.

The metal started up with the second song, Rooted Deep Within, an instrumental track that gets the heart absolutely pounding. I love the strong guitars in this song. Éohum is a force to be reckoned with, especially once the raging vocals start on the third track, Equatorial Rains. The whole album is new and unique and absolutely genius. I love the way the intensity and the sound slowly build up and then you're full on into this great blackened doom metal album. Éohum's Revelations, Aurora of An Epoch is going to be one of those classic albums that stands the test of time. I'm not going to spoil you with the track by tracks, there's a few more surprises in there and you NEED to experience this. Check it out!!!"


Review from : www.metalheadblog.com/2015/04/eohums-revelations-aurora-of-epoch.html

"I have a documented love/hate relationship with progressive metal. It seems like you have to wade through a lot of bad or poorly-arranged ideas by overly sedated bands to get to the blow-your-pants-off well-developed bands. But that’s just me.

The French, however, really freaking dig experimental stuff. Gojira, Gorod, Year of No Light, Old Dead Tree, Monarch!, Witchthroat Serpent, and 14:13 are among the ranks of French bands that push the envelope of heavy music. Canadians also have a superb crop of prog bands, what with their Rush, Devin Townsend, Mandroid Echostar, and Protest the Hero.

What would happen if these two forces of nature were combined? Would a French Canadian prog metal band be a Weapon X level mutant of immeasurable experimentation and grooviness?

Maybe. I can’t decide if Éohum fits that bill or is just noise arranged by some obviously talented musicians. Sheer talent is evident in this progressive blackened doom band. When they start playing a riff where they just click, it’s impressive, even uplifting. It’s no easy task to do that with the components of the bands: a blast beating drummer, tons of speedy, grim guitars, a thunderous vocalist who both screams and sings, samples, and…a fucking horn section? The…fuck…?

Like I said, prog stuff normally isn’t my jug of wine (screw tea). I have a feeling, though, that Éohum are onto something. Especially with their album art, which is the coolest I’ve seen in a long time.

Give ‘em a shot and let us know in the comments or on Facebook if you think Éohum are the coolest thing since Germ-X or if you think they’ve licked too many frogs."

Review From : gunshyassassin.com/news/radar-eohum/

Bio:

Formed in 2010, Éohum (pronounced ee-o-um) is produced, written and orchestrated from the mind of guitarist Jeremy Perkins to create a relentless, anthemic groove -doom- tinged black metal to emphasize a message of the current humane state on earth and our lost forebears beliefs, giving voice to the ancestral and our past symbiotic relationship with our land.

Éohum means ( the/those) Yew Trees,
The Yew tree which was simply (ēoh) in old english , so éohum is the dative case, when adding the -um at end in old english.

The logo holds within it this rune associated with our early language.

Debut DEMO release “Revelations, Aurora Of An Epoch” due out April 7th, 2015 features a collective of musicians that includes guest vocals from Matt McGachy (Cryptopsy) (Tracks 3-4-5-7), Lana Edwards (Intro & Outro), Phillippe Rieder (Track 6), Nick Wybo (ex-Vinyl Hero) on drums, Annie Perreault on French Horn/Trumpet, Sylvain Dumont on guitar, Cesar Franco on bass and Perkins himself on guitar plus a live line up that features drummer Luca Belviso Drums and vocalist Barrie Butler ( ex : Tard / Vancouver )

Lyrically the album is inspired by poems written by Perkins on the current state of humanity and our forebears tragic indoctrination.

“Humanities undeniably greed-filled eco genocide and our ancestors led astray thousands of yrs ago, is what drives my writing."

We are on a dark path and we feed it with everything we consume and we are so far away from our hearts, we must not forget who we are, whom we were and are becoming!”

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Produced by J.R. Perkins


All Songs Composed and Arranged by J.R. Perkins*
All Lyrics Written by J.R Perkins*


Recorded Feb 2012 at Red Rhino Studios Mtl, Qc.
Engineer: Richie Vincent
www.redrhinorecording.com/studios.html

Mastered by Ryan Morey
www.ryanmoreymastering.com/clients/

Band Logo Art : Joe Pimentel - Developed by J.R. Perkins
www.joepimentelart.com

Album Cover
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Photography : J.R. Perkins
Model : Anne-Marie Rossignol - nana-mi.com

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released April 7, 2015

Guests Vocals

Matt McGachy (Tracks 3-4-5-7)
www.metal-archives.com/artists/Matt_McGachy/14769

Lana Edwards (Lady Joseph) (Intro & Outro)

Phillippe Rieder ( Track 6)
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French Horn/Trumpet : Annie Perreault
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Guitar : J.R. Perkins

Guitar : Sylvain Dumont

Bass : Cesar Franco (Tremor)
(album) J.R. Perkins

Drums : Luca Belviso (Live)
(studio album : Nick Wybo (ex: Vinyl Hero)

Lead Vocals on album Matt McGachy (Guest appearances live)
Current Singer : Barrie Butler

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Track Name: Leaving Harbour
So I took a step toward a given path, put aside ignorance and ingratitude, embarked on a caravan, a caravan where the journey only is of importance. Stars and moon represent the circle of life within. Humanity is a caravan transporting itself in history, observing recurring era's, cycles on a much larger scale than we attempt to believe. Like the dream transports the abstract, re-associating it to a specific instance within you. Where has gone the idea of the tree of life? Rooted from deep inner sensations of gratifying emotions and indulging states. A breath taken by every leaf, the elements carving our surroundings, as they portray the lives and deaths, the sons and martyrs, daughters and healers on this bed of life.

Leaving this settlement, where confusion and innocence roam. Leaving here, where dwellers are keen on god. Leaving to the harbour where lay no ensigns. Lost origins hidden beneath dried out rivers, crashing into a tide of dreams, where I lay without argument to return. At the banks of fatal revelations, as our caravan performs its divide, prodigies of an obscure period, the shine of an sombre epoch of quickening pace, tell of obvious ameliorate reform. Debating is over, acceptance is nigh. Listen to the prudent undying, everlasting consciousness, as it draws a portrait of our scenery. This narrative is no fable but a revelation of a pre-birthing theatrical event, ours.
Track Name: Equatorial Rains
Era of favour and grace
Pardon our charm and neglect
We've gone astray
Our blinded fall to their knees.
The raising of thy pedestal
Offered, is us!
And in turn
Ageless, unturned pages

Redeemer! - none is needed
Salvation! - lies in redeemed health!
Acquire, release, regain
For us to obtain
Balmy tears of the equatorial rain.

Redeemer! - none is needed
Salvation! - lies in redeemed health!
Acquire, release, regain
For us to obtain
Balmy tears of the equatorial rain.

Battle of soul and body of thought, must end!
This vexing insidious pestilence you shall rid of,
and only if - elevated is the unison of spirit and body

Pardon our charm and neglect
We've gone astray
Our blinded fall to their knees.
The raising of thy pedestal
Offered, is us!
And in turn
Ageless, unturned pages

Redeemer! - none is needed
Salvation! - lies in redeemed health
Acquire, release, regain
For us to obtain
Balmy tears of the equatorial rain.

Redeemer! - none is needed
Salvation! - lies in redeemed health
Acquire, release, regain
For us to obtain
Balmy tears of the equatorial rain.

For the earth they have risen!
From the depths of our identities own resurrection,
A Murder of Crows!
They call out, their feathers of soft tender relief
Track Name: Defined Sacredness
Still one can hear the cries of the night.
Deep within are sacred moments
Ancient thrones
Foundations rooted to mountainous guardians,
Birch, Beech and Oak

Enlightened.
Silenced thoughts,
Growing so gracefully
Delivering a quest

Expand this diffused state of emotion,
Feeding our hearts and carcass’
Delightfully dancing through stages of an existence

Jasper stones and a burnt sage
Smoke of the sacred burns to its feet,

Many moons ago
Lines drawn in the sand,
Now blown by winds of change
Still one can hear.......(hold)

Deep.... within..... are sacred moments
Ancient thrones
Foundations rooted to
Birch, Beech and Oak!!!!

Like aliens to our beds
Fear not, rest.
Fear not REST!!! (hold)
FEAR NOT!!!!
Track Name: Revelations, Aurora Of An Epoch
Ignorance and ingratitude
Inflicting our essence with weakness
The mycenae of cosmic thought
Vastness of networks
Redeem your just cause


Undecided are our sentiments
Apply thoughtful attention
Given within, are retorts of injustice beneath, deeper
Hidden by a Shepard's rule
Disregard toward health and macro-cosmos.

Xenobiotic we are not!
To be determined is all.


Prophetic revelation
Clear vision that a path is injurious
Obsession,
Faith resonates cosmically
Metaphysical takes over

Let us shine
Earth as our temple
Our bodies a shrine
We are human,
Already a congregation and subtle
And remain without time.


Awaken,
Struggle not, but recollect
Like after a dream
Leap into the stream
We are the beacon, the beam.

Let us shine (ref.)
Earth as our temple
Our bodies a shrine
We are human,
Already a congregation and subtle
And remain without time
Track Name: Wiser Every Sunrise
Million year old species
million year old tribe
wiser every sunrise
every sunrise

We were the poor
We always wanted more
Unbalanced,
Untamed
Unashamed
In-humane

Summoned perhaps,
Unified, united,
Together our compassion spreads.
Lucidity under thy wise Moon,
Retrieve inner truths and deprive the immensely satisfied.
Or be pacified

For on this night,
We take flight.
Without a fright
We just might!

Arrive restless carcass' long forgotten lay
Where the soul ignited by radiance
Inflamed by purity and instinct wanders!
And wanders!

The cycle continues
Life calls like from a mother's heart.
All radiant one,
Sphere where tall trees reach,
Breach!

Tears roll down hills where seas meet their destiny
Where knowledge is silent
Dreams manifest.

Million year old species
million year old tribe
wiser every sunrise
every sunrise

Untouched, spreading without drought,
Without hunger, without defilement,
and inter-colonial war




We were the poor
We always wanted more
Unbalanced
Untamed
Unashamed
How in-humane

Its da nature of tis game
It's the nature of tis mother fuckin' game

Million year old species
million year old tribe
wiser every sunrise
every sunrise

We were the poor
We always wanted more
Unbalanced
Untamed
Un-ashamed
In-humane

Summoned perhaps,
Unified, united,
Together our compassion spreads.
Lucidity under thy wise Moon,
Retrieve inner truths and deprive the immensely satisfied.
Or be pacified

For on this night,
We take flight.
Without a fright
We just might!

Arrive restless carcass' long forgotten lay
Where the soul ignited by radiance
Inflamed by purity and instinct wanders!
And wanders!

The cycle continues
Life calls like from a mothers heart.
All radiant one,
Sphere where tall trees reach,
Breach!

Tears roll down hills where seas meet their destiny
Where knowledge is silent
Dreams manifest.





Million year old species
million year old tribe
wiser every sunrise
every sunrise


Untouched, spreading without drought,
Without hunger, without defilement,
and inter-colonial war

We were the poor
We always wanted more
Unbalanced
Untamed
Unashamed
How in-humane

Its da nature of tis game
It's the nature of tis mother fuckin' game

We were the poor
We always wanted more
Unbalanced
Untamed
Unashamed
How In-humane
Ah!
It's the nature of tis game , it's the nature but fuck it , it could change
Track Name: Thus Spewed Thy Infectious Reign
In this drowning derivative..... sea of thought
We embalm our passion
take leave to a twilight of passivity
In this depriving state of deep-sleep
We forget most of our instinct
upon our awake
from our coma-tic surrender

For us to view!
Now our theatre of nonsense
our triumph over.... ourselves
Woman or man,
man or woman
of spirit and charm
of tree and fire
of soil and water

We remain and retain
But, can we ever drain?
These rains?
Floods of shame?
And regain?

As a tree..... is torn
As a sea....... is bled
As a child....... is tamed
And as a chant, a hymn is forgotten

Expect I do not
Change can be growth... change can be renewal
I do hold a faith.... fed by my will
Survival now a task

Snake soon sheds its insanity
Tip of existence in mouth
Circle of life, eternal as can be

We remain and retain
But, can we ever drain?
These rains?
Floods of shame?
And regain?

The motherless nature of our acts feed our young,
Acrid elements
Rains of a dark age this time final.





We remain and retain
But, can we ever drain?
These rains?
Floods of shame?
And regain?


We remain and retain
But, can we ever drain?
These rains?
Floods of shame?
And regain?

Poisoned our intent,
Poisoned our tongues.
Given to us tools we once thought .....for healing
True identities......reveal now a darker tone.

Times of innocence over
Like a species of two tongues ,
We dissect the lands.

And still echoes are heard - distant not - we remain front centre!
Soak, the cry of the crow
The acid rain of our freshly explored world.
Track Name: Give Us O' Rain
Rain bring us clairvoyance
From the universe , beyond
To our stone, soil, skeletons!
Reveal to us, forgotten domain
Picturesque, luminous galleries of thee
Let us procure ourselves
Let us harvest
Spring forth, patterns of outward flow




Give us O' Rain!
Pains of growth
For inducing oblivion
Our grievance of forgetfulness
Bring back, ignite our precedent formula!

Give us O' Rain!
Pains of growth
For inducing oblivion
Our grievance of forgetfulness
Bring back, ignite our precedent formula!