Grey Aura are a band from the Netherlands that plays a very atmospheric and experimental form of post black metal and this is a review of their demo "De bezwijkende deugd" which will be released in 2019 by Tartarus Records.
Spoken word parts start off the album before going into a very fast and raw black metal direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while the vocals are mostly angry shouts along with the solos and leads bringing in more of a dissonant yet melodic style.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the music also gets very experimental at times along with a couple of the tracks being very long and epic in length as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
Acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly on some of the tracks while clean vocals when they are utilized they give the music more of an avant garde feeling along with some spoken word parts also make a return in certain sections of the recording and as the album progresses the vocals start getting more tortured and tormented sounding.
Grey Aura plays a style of post black metal that is very experimental and atmospheric sounding while still being very aggressive at the same time, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Dutch and are inspired by the writings of Zazimar Malevich, Wassilly Kandinsky, Georges Bataille and Arthur Rimbaud.
In my opinion Grey Aura are a very great sounding experimental and atmospheric post black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "De onnoemelijke verleidelijkheid van de bezwijkende deugd" and "Sierlijke schaduwmond". 8 out of 10.