On my 2015 year end list for a popular metal site Metalriot.com I included a little Boston trio named InAeona. Their Prosthetic Records release Force Rise the Sun sounded like just that, light cresting a planet on a massive scale. Hard rock and industrial metal fans might imagine the ambitious Title of Record-era from ’90s heroes Filter if fronted by a more cerebral guitar-wielding riff priestess from space and a shit-hot rhythm section with bottomless pocket and groove. Now finally the group’s touching down on Earth once again to visit Kingston on Thursday, April 20 at BSP as support for critical proggy post-metal darlings Junius (whom Rolling Stone once famously called “a perfect hybrid of Neurosis and the Smiths.”)
Both bands rely on dynamic build and release and manage to capture our times and many facets of the human condition in their oft-sprawling compositions. InAeona are a little more standard-rock in composition to Junius’ experimental meanderings, but both are very effective. They manage to channel a lot of life, fear and bravery into their art.
60 years? Well… “What I really resent about people sticking labels on you,” said Siouxsie Sioux in 2004, “is that it cuts off the other…