Aeon Spoke may be a thoroughly modern band of the Emo-Rock (as in emotional) genre, but their songs -- hung on memorable hooks -- transcend style. It's sometimes difficult to separate the words and music from Masvidal's disarming honesty as a vocalist. Standing in the dim stage lights, his gaze fixed on a spot somewhere in space, his vulnerability is palpable.
For all of their melodic and lyrical darkness, it is notable that Aeon Spoke's music is ultimately about triumph. It all emanates from the soul of the songs. Paul Masvidal's lyrics magnify and mirror such candid emotions that hearing them for the first time is like reading the most intimate thoughts in somebody's diary.