Son of Aurelius Proud to be Technical Deathcore Band Steeped in History
Although Son of Aurelius are a modern technical deathcore band that formed just a year ago, their songs stem from a deeper well of influence than those of many of their peers. Guitarist Chase Fraser even spent some time with Animosity, an influential group that formed in 2000. In addition to listening to the current wave of heavy bands, such as Job for a Cowboy and Suicide Silence, the members of Son of Aurelius reached further into the history of extreme music for inspiration for their album ‘The Furthest Reaches.’
“While I was writing my share of songs for the album, I was listening to a lot of Gorod and Decrepit Birth,” guitarist Cary Gear told Noisecreep. “They’re both bands that have very dense and technical songs that still manage to come across as catchy and listenable. My main thing is, if your gonna do the technical death metal stuff you should try and make it catchy and structured.”
‘The Furthest Reaches’ is definitely dense and technical. It’s also tight, and, much of the time, faster and sharper than a guillotine blade. And the band managed to record all of the dizzying passages with producer Zach Ohren (Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Light This City) in a mere 15 days. For Son of Aurelius, the greatest challenge was coming up with the cash to pay for the studio time.
“It’s hard to come up with an extra thousand for your share of the recording when you live on your own and have bills to pay,” Gear said. “We were hell bent to get the album done, so we just jumped in head first and sorted out the financing as we went along.”