Aornos are a solo project from Hungary that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2016 album "Mors Sola" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination Productions and Kristallblut Records.
A very heavy and melodic sound starts off the album and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling while the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams and synths also get mixed in with the heavier sections.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and spoken word parts are also used at times along with a brief use of demonic growls and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and clean singing can also be heard in some of the tracks and as the album progresses clean playing is also added onto the recording and there is also a song t hat is all instrumental and a later song also adds in a small amount of acoustic guitars.
Aornos creates another recording that remains to to the synth orientated style of black metal from his previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover cosmos, nature, and existence themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Aornos and if you are a fan of synth orientated atmospheric black metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Into The Night" "Oblivion" "From the Nameless Pit" and "Quasar". 8 out of 10.