Aara - Triade I: Eos (2021)


After their crushing 2020 release “En Ergô Einai”, Aara showcased their blistering brand of Atmospheric Black Metal, making this album one of the highlights of the year. Wasting no time and keeping their momentum going, this Swiss trio now unleashes “Triade I: Eos” with nearly 45 minutes of even more impressive and commanding music. If you like furiously paced guitars and lush atmospherics filled with intensity, this is one release you can’t miss.

Setting a somber atmosphere with the first few minutes of “Fathum”, the band suddenly explodes with a very ferocious into all-out onslaught of piercing riffs, crushing drums, and shrieking vocals. The intensity delivered is nicely contrasted by subtle atmospheric and melodic elements, creating a very unique and powerful experience that nicely bleeds into “Tantalusqual”. One of our favorite tracks has to be the haunting “Naufragus” and its majestic atmospheric keyboards, giving us that Symphonic Black Metal vibe of bands like Limbonic Art and early Emperor.

The band’s duality between the punishing and the melancholic is perfectly embodied in the blistering track “Nimmermehr”, with its crafty tempo changes and emotive atmospherics. In the all-out intensity column, tracks like “Das Wunder” rival any band in the genre thanks to its ferocity and unparalleled aggression. However, it is the band’s melancholic edge that makes songs like “Effugium” standout as not your run of the mill songs.

Overall, “Triade I: Eos” continues the band’s ravaging path with six furious onslaughts perfectly balanced for atmosphere and melody. While many bands stick to their guns once they have polished their sound, Aara continues to push their sound forward with crafty songwriting. This release is highly recommended for fans of the brutal and melodic with lush atmospheric elements.

Band: Aara Album: Triade I: Eos

Label: Debemur Morti Productions

Release: March 26th, 2021

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Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal

Country: Switzerland

Rating: 96/100

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