Vaura are a band from New York that started out playing more of an avant garde form of post black metal but on this recording have evolved more into a mixture of avant garde, new wave, death rock and post punk and this is a review of their 2019 album "Sables" which will be released in April by Profound Lore Records.
Programmed beats and synths start off the album while the music also mixes in elements of goth, new wave and post punk. Clean vocals are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording along with the riffs also adding in a great amount of melody and the music also incorporates a great amount of avant garde touches.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. Throughout the recording you can also hear a great amount of prog, art rock, post punk and death rock influences and all of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction and clean guitars are also added into some parts of the music.
On this recording Vaura moves away from the avant garde style of post black emtal from previous releases and goes into a musical direction that is closer to new wave, death rock and post punk while still maintaining a very dark and depressive atmosphere. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding recording from Vaurna and while some fans might not like the newer direction since it has moved away from the black metal and heavier side of previous releases, I would recommend the album to fans of goth, post punk and death rock. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Espionage" "The Ruins (Hymne)" and "Sables". 8 out of 10.