With an impressive level of rapture, precise and beautiful guitar lines, symmetrical heterogeneous harmonies, and cutting razor blade furious black metal vocals, Kepler is a very appealing, amazingly creative and impressively constructive album; the harmonic and musical hard lines, even when are not heavy, are exceedingly brutal, but you feel them as crafted carefully, and composed in such a level of precise audacity, that is impossible not to feel suddenly captivated by Aksaya’s tremendous and yet universally organic sound. Beautiful guitar solos are also an essential feature, with all the right elements masterly combined, to create a surreal atmosphere of aggressive anthems filled with a lucid objectivism, that doesn’t lose itself in vague obliqueness or futile dispersive thoughts.
A work like Kepler not only standardizes and strengthens your faith in black metal, but slowly creates the future of the genre as well, with an imperial wrath that rescues the integrity of the music in a solid path of poetic beauty, that amplifies the confidence and the truth they dedicate integrally to the genre. With songs founded in a very cohesive structure, spiritedly gifted in a coherent ground of musical technique, their sound is not only promising, but understands and assimilates black metal so perfectly, that Aksaya departs from a very peculiar development of the genre as well, according to their own point of view, as each and every track became a surprising feature, one after another, and you feel them in your soul. To contemplate their musical greatness, all expansions of sound, subtly done in an exceedingly malleable musical shape, are masterly done maintaining intact the core, the values and the sensibilities of the genre.
Despite what appears to be a simple premise, their sound is inherently arranged in a complex layer of elemental intuition, although their music is pretty well organized in a very systematic feature at the same time. Nevertheless, what we have here is undoubtedly a real solid and remarkable work of art. Kepler is a treasure, delivered to each and every true black metal enthusiast in the world. A work effectively done with competence, technique, soul, passion, essence and heart, this record represents the great evolution by which the genre is passing right now, to be better than ever. Completely reformulated, rebounded and reshaped, and yet, being more true to its foundations than never before.