Auriga are a band from Lebanon that plays a cosmic form of ambient black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "VII - Dimensions Of Asymmetry" which was released by Avantgarde Music.
Ambient style synths start off the album giving t he music an atmospheric feeling while also using a variety of many different sounding keys and most of t he tracks are very long and epic in length and after the intro the music goes into a very fast and raw black metal direction along with a great amount of blast beats.
Tremolo picking can be heard a lot during the faster sections of the music while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and also mix the ambient and atmospheric elements in with the heavier sections of the music.
At times the riffs utilize a great amount of melodies and the solos and leads are melodic and bring in more of a modern style of black metal and spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and some of the slower riffing also brings in elements of funeral doom and they also bring in a couple of instrumental tracks towards the end.
Auriga plays a style of black metal that is very atmospheric, modern and ambient sounding while also having its raw, heavy and aggressive moments at times, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover space, celestial mysteries, post apocalypse and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Auriga are a very great sounding cosmic, ambient black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Catenulate Ornaments In Cosmic Creation" and "Our Lust, the Siren". 8 out of 10.