The wait for this second LP by Aureole was one of deep anticipation. MS has created a beautifully focused, atmospheric masterpiece that is heavy in thoughtful concept. Vocally, this offering is a huge departure from where Aureole left off with the Resonance: Crimson Void material (one of my very favorite vocal performances) where those vocals instilled a feeling of dread; the vocals on Aurora Borealis feel painful and distant in a good way. Amazing album.
Favorite track: IV: Worlds of Ice Stretched Thin Across the Skull.