Aornos are a solo project from Hungary that plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2015 album "Orior" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination Productions and Black Plague Records.
Classical guitar playing which is also used on other songs as well starts off the album along with some keyboards a few seconds later and after the intro the music goes into a very fast and raw black metal direction along with a great amount of blast beats which are also mixed in with the atmospheric parts and after awhile grim black metal screams make their presence known on the recording.
When solos and leads are utilized they are done in more of a melodic style and the music also brings back some of the Norwegian keyboard mid 90's black metal style at times and you can also hear spoken word parts in certain sections of the recording and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some songs also bring in a small amount of death metal growls and some songs also bring in clean singing and avant garde elements and some of the riffs also get very technical at times and the album closes with a cover of Emperor's "Ensorcelled By Khaos".
Aornos plays a style of black metal that is very epic and atmospheric and also goes back to the keyboard style of the mid 90's Norwegian bands and updates the style for the modern times, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Cosmos, Nature and Existence themes.
In my opinion Aornos are a very great sounding epic and atmospheric black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Avernus" "Dominus Vexator" "Desertus" and "Aere Perennius". 8 out of 10.