Aventus – Valley Of The Kings

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On 5 May 2014
Last modified:5 May 2014


Aventus's Valley Of The Kings reviewed briefly at @PlanetMosh.

aventus - valley of the kings - album artAnother contender in the overcrowded, glutted digital music revolution, Scotland’s Aventus put their spin on rock and roll with their latest disc, called Valley of the Kings. The recording has a warm, analog feel to it, and is nicely balanced and enjoyable. The band mix doomy, sludgy riffs with more uptempo, modern, melodic hooks. Overall, they present a late 1960’s through early 1970s rock and heavy metal sound: very “retro”. The four-piece band has a distinctive European “continental” sound, which is refreshing to American ears! It almost sounds like they’ve adapted traditional folk melodies in to rock and metal songs, a device which found it’s greatest success with the “pagan” metal subgenre. Some of the riffs are very Sabbath-esque in that they’re almost drone-like, presented in a long repeating sequence. The band could definitely improve their tightness or timing – some of the riffs are “off” enough to be distracting.

Track Listing:
Valley of the Kings
Hey Hey Hey
Cavewight Doom
Taking It Back
Facebook Fire

Band Lineup:
Chris Walker – Vocals / Drums
Sean Whittaker – Lead / Rhythm Guitar
James Hannay – Rhythm Guitar
Chris Clouston – Bass Guitar



Aventus's Valley Of The Kings reviewed briefly at @PlanetMosh.

About Iris North

My formal position is: editor and music reviewer. I joined the PlanetMosh army in 2012. I enjoy extreme metal, 'shred' guitar, hard rock, prog rock, punk, and... silly pop music!
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