Above Aurora are a band from Poland that plays an atmospheric mixture of black and doom metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Onwards Desolation" which will be released on May 27th by Pagan Records.
A very heavy guitar sound starts off the album and after a minute growling vocals make their presence known on the recording while you can also hear the influence of black metal in the riffing and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard while elements of doom metal are used in the slower guitar riffs.
Melodies can also be heard in the music at times and some of the fast parts utilize tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length and most of the music while it has its mid paced and fast moments sticks to mostly a slow musical direction and the last track closes with choir vocals.
Above Aurora plays a musical style that takes a more guitar driven style of black metal and mixes it with doom to create a style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Above Aurora are a very great sounding atmospheric mixture of black and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Open The Wounds" and "Non Salva Me". 8 out of 10.