This is a zine dedicated to Symphonic and gothic metal

REVIEW OF THE ALBUM OF AURIUM – “STILL LIFE”

TRACKLIST:

1. A TOUCH OF ART

2.BENEATH YOUR WORDS

3.COME TO MY ARMS

4.DEEP HOLLOW MIND

5.DRAB COLORED SILENCE

6.ENDLESS DREAM

7.FOLLOWING THE RAIN

8.LADY NIGHT

9.LOSING YOU

10.ONCE IN A BLUE

11.SPIRITS OF OUR SECRETS

Lets see track by track the review of the album:

1. A Touch Of Art:

The album starts with a  speedy song.The operatic voice of Milica is very nice and ruling in all the duration of the song.There are some good keyboard work thats works well with the guitars as the rhythm of the song adds some symphonic melody to the proceeding.

RUNNING TIME: 3.41

RATING : 9.30

2. Beneath Your Words:

Beautiful symphonic arrangement opes this track .The female voice comes with power clear tones and becomes operatic with backing thumping drums and  electric solo guitars.The orchestration is very good.

RUNNING TIME: 5.24

RATING : 9.20

3.Come To My Arms:

Sound effects and keyboards works open the track ,the electric guitars enter with the drums.The female voice is commanding.The song has progressive and symphonic elements.

RUNNING TIME: 3.24

RATING : 9.20

4. Deep Hollow Mind:

The track running with powerful guitars and pounding drums. The operatic style female voice is strong but also and emotional.Excellent guitar riffs and very good arrangements.

RUNNING TIME: 4.01

RATING : 9.00

5.Drab Colored Silence:

Under the sound of the keyboards the female voice enters and lead the track with operatic  powerful dramatic style.A power number with some nice guitar riffs . A perfect vocal performance of one very talent female singer!

RUNNING TIME: 4.31

RATING : 9.00

6. Endless Dream:

The beautiful vocals of Milica leads the song in the same way as all the songs of this album.In the middle of the song we have the opportunity to listen one excellent heavy power guitar solo.

RUNNING TIME: 5.00

RATING : 9.20

7.Following  The Rain :

An instrumental track which is full of melodic arrangements and ending with chorus style of the female voice.

A diamond piece of this album!

RUNNING TIME: 4.22

RATING : 10.00

8.Lady Night :

So here we have a power ballad style number.The beginning is melodic and emotional.The range of the female voice run down and high under the beautiful sound of all the instruments of the band.In my opinion the best song of the album!

RUNNING TIME: 4.52

RATING : 10.00

9.Losing You :

A melodic track with soaring guitars , thumping drums and excellent keys.Again the female voice is perfect,Also the guitar solo is great!

RUNNING TIME: 3.37

RATING : 9.50

10. Once In A Blue:

The track running  under a slow tempo with the dreamy female voice of Milica which make us to travel with a romantic sad mood.

RUNNING TIME: 3.17

RATING : 9.80

11.Spirits Of Our Secrets:

The last track is a fast and power symphonic number.The female voice delivers vet operatic an emotional vocals.

RUNNING TIME: 3.17

RATING : 9.20

” Still Life” is a great debut album with 11 nice songs , excellent musicianship and perfect female vocals wich make us to think that Aurium are a new force in Symphonic Metal scene.Highly Recommended!

 

RATING : 9.40/10

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