94 / 100
"… beautiful and disarming when it should be, able to react and show muscle when it is needed, melancholy and dark melodic lines … 'The Forgotten Song' is one of the biggest albums of the year and clearly its greatest revelation …"
90 / 100
"… violins and Kaval, a typical Bulgarian flute … the combination of these classical instruments, the moving female vocals with the sometimes raw male vocals (sometimes even a bit grunted) and Metal provide a wonderful sound … resembles fantasy movies 'Lord Of The Rings' or 'Narnia' … really a CD for a larger audience with some nice music … and as often with top albums: there are no weak songs on it … to dream away with."
9 / 10
"Immediately it is clear that this is about authentic music ... AEGONIA have absolutely nothing to do with any Folk Metal trends ... soft and melancholic tunes ... influences from melodic Doom, Gothic Metal from the 90s and Folk ... you hardly believe it that it is a self-published ... not only the songwriting, also the sound is very successful and mature ... music for fine spirits ... absolutely worth supporting!"
9 / 10
"… working on their sound, working on the style and expanding further, it has paid off … AEGONIA leads us away to a magical world, where mystical beings from our imagination are brought up … within a framework that causes peace of mind to descend on us, within a very strange and dark environment … this band can be called a unique gem within Doom respectively Folk centers … worth discovering."
4 / 5
"… without a doubt, a really well-made debut album, both in terms of production and stylistic accuracy of lyrics and music … from the vocalists, to the imposing choirs, passing through the pounding guitars, to the more traditional instruments, you can perceive a magical atmosphere."
(All Around Metal)
88 / 100
"… a very atmospheric album, environmental, melancholic, dark, strong and continuous … strongest points of the band are in their Folk / Atmospheric / Doom elements …"
13 / 15
"… a soulful, almost fairytale-like atmosphere ... too good to just hear in between ... enchanting sound spheres ... definitely recommendable!"
8,5 / 10
"… clever mix of gothic atmospheric Metal, Doom Metal with Melodic Death Metal influences … lyrically they hold themselves in fantasy area … great … I love this album …"
(La Noire Bestia)
8,5 / 10
"The group’s mastery of composition can be found by simply looking at the classical influences on this album alone, which manage to steer the entire album in a neoclassical Folk direction while keeping enough Metal influences in the mix to keep their credibility … a satisfying listen for those who can appreciate the complexity it brings."
8,3 / 10
"… the entire album is very good. So much that they seem veterans in terms of professionalism and musicality … AEGONIA has enough talent to go even further than what they made up for 'The Forgotten Song', but for now, it's a great choice, really."
(Heavy Metal Thunder)
8 / 10
"… well-crafted Atmospheric Metal … seamlessly combines a range of influences in a coherent 70 minutes of melancholy music … a strong debut album that promises greater things to come for this band."
7,5 / 10
"… major influence is the rich Balkan folklore … the most remarkable aspect is the clean vocals and violin of Elitsa Stoyanova, adorned in parts by acoustic guitars, flute, riffs and some growls … interesting and original …"
(Sounds From Apocalypse)
7,5 / 10
"… of perfect beauty ... production sparkling clean and crystal clear ... for fans of dreamy and folky sounds, this album is a real insider tip, as AEGONIA will probably remain completely unknown over long distances, even if there is a lot of potential there."
7,5 / 10
"'The Forgotten Song', despite being a debut, is a mature and profound work, capable of giving strong emotions to the listener."
7 / 10
"… a beautifully composed and intricate release … complex, carefully woven and at times delightfully performed … a quite magical piece of work."
(Musipedia Of Metal)
7 / 10
"… a great album … fantasy journey, which breathes the atmosphere of Bulgaria, mixed with the Metal of today … we will definitely hear a lot more from AEGONIA in the very near future."
"If you can start with atmospheric melancholic Folk Metal, you should take some time for 'The Forgotten Song'."
"Very good work, solid production, beautiful melodies."
"This whole spectacle here definitely reminds of Nightwish, but with a very own and slightly folky note ... 'The Forgotten Song' convinces on the entire length through varied, atmospheric and very soulful Metal ... a perfect theatrical musical work …"
"… singer Elitsa, who enchants the listener with her gentle voice ... very dreamy ... balm for the soul ... melancholic ... mystical ... sometimes exudes a homely campfire-feeling ... if you like it atmospheric and gentle, you are well served with this wonderful album, but everyone else should at least risk an ear."
(Bad Black Unicorn)
"… an epic journey … with that melodic punch that makes some metalheads burst into tears … so difficult not to fly away … 'The Forgotten Song' is an album that makes you forget for some minutes all the pain and misery of this sad and lonely world … it’s full of beauty, but not the plastic beauty that the mainstream media want us to believe in."
"Epic, folky and close to nature, these are terms that come to mind when listening ... two very contrasting voices ... with the clear vocals of Elitsa Stoyanova always bringing a great deal of gentleness, while the sometimes almost threatening croaking sounds of Nikolay Nikolov create opposite feelings ... very mystical ... you can literally sink into these sound worlds."
"'The Forgotten Song' is a conceptual album that brings Amorphis' dreaming, the sadness of Katatonia and the fascination of Bulgarian folklore … one of the albums of the year, especially as regards the Bulgarian scene."
"… interesting change and nice fresh air … a musical journey as they deliver a nice mix of styles ranging from Atmospheric to Gothic Metal … highlight is also the nice harmony of male and female vocals; Elitsa’s soft vocals add a bit of melancholy to the atmosphere whereas the male vocals add the darkness, creating a nice contrast."