Never a band to shy away from a challenge, for their latest release the Isle Of Man’s most exciting musical export – Aeons – have taken on a song that the band themselves describe as “one of the most mournful songs ever written”.
“Gollum’s Song” is taken from the soundtrack to the incredibly popular film, The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers and was written by Howard Shore, with evocative lyrics by Fran Walsh. Performed for the soundtrack by Icelandic singer/song writer Emilíana Torrini as a quietly haunting and sombre lament, Aeons have transformed “Gollum’s Song” into a darkly desolate progressive metal masterpiece, that still retains the original’s sense of aching loneliness and despair.
The band have delivered their customary stunning level of individual performance as they pay homage to a piece of music possessed of an incredible emotional power.
Dark, epic and highly emotive, Aeons have bucked the trend of obvious covers and delivered a surprising and rewarding take on a song you never knew needed a metal version. Bravo gents, BRAVO!