Berto : It’s nice if bands promote their own genre, like Aura Noir usually calls their sound 'black thrash attack'. That saves the journaille headaches about describing a style that fits the band. And they hit the nail on the head, because it is the perfect description. Did you notice the subtle addition of the letter "e" to the band name to form the title of the new album?
This is also the only subtle part of this album, because the raw and uncompromising thrash metal goes works on your eardrums from the beginning. The black edge around their sound is caused by the background of two members of the band, namely guitarist Blasphemer (once a guitarist in Mayhem) and drummer Apollyon (once bassist in Immortal). Aura Noir sounds like Venom, Voivod and Celtic Frost have sounded in their glory days, so thrash metal with a touch of black metal. Throughout their career, the men also made little or no concessions and play what they want and sound as they want. From opener 'Dark Lung Of The Storm' it’s the pedal to the metal, even though the band sometimes keeps up the appearance of a slower song, but after a minute it still goes full throttle. It all sounds pretty simple, but Blasphemer knows how to add subtle hooks and edges to his riffs, making it more impressive and causing it to linger. The band also leaves a lot of room for the riffs and the groove to make their way to your lower abdomen, after which the vocals settle in your head. All this with the result that you are completely absorbed in the sound of Aura Noir and just try to get rid of that. It’s like a disease.