Above Aurora are a band from Poland that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays an atmospheric mixture of black and doom metal and this is a review of their 2018 ep "Path To Ruin" which will be released in April by Pagan Records.
A very dark sound starts off the ep along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful while the music is very heavily influenced by doom metal in the slower sections of the songs as well as the riffs also bringing in a great amount of dark sounding melodies and spoken word parts are used briefly.
When the music speeds up a small amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs a more raw feeling while the vocals are mostly deep black metal screams along with the first track being all instrumental and most of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction, spoken word parts and horned instruments are also used briefly.
Above Aurora creates another recording that remains true to their atmospheric mixture of black and doom metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Above Aurora and if you are a fan of atmospheric black and doom metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Abyssal Hades". 8 out of 10.