If this doesn’t make you want to travel into space to confront the reality of our insignificantly minuscule existence among the vastness of the universe, nothing will. Maybe there is a citadel somewhere out there, or maybe you’ll get sucked into a black hole...Aureoles music is the soundtrack to it all.
In the gluttony that has taken hold of Atmospheric Black Metal, it is truly refreshing to encounter a band like this--or person, more rather--nonetheless, this album does not sacrifice riffs for atmosphere. Instead, the riffs help shape the atmosphere. The drumming is impeccable, as well. Cannot recommend this release enough.
Special thanks to WAAKE of Hag Graef for sending this my way.
Favorite track: V: Hyperwarp [Alunar >> Borealis].
Aurora Borealis is an 8 track full length album addressing the cognitive realities of Earthen nature realized by M.S. in Reykjavík, Iceland. Written in December during the recordings of the 'Tchornobog' album.
The album as a whole visualizes the Aurora Borealis as a gateway from Earth to space by use of solar winds. Through this, the early functions of Citadel Alunar are revealed. The preparations made by human craftsmen ensured that The Citadel was created properly to succumb to cold, dead, and empty space.
Among one of the skulls of these craftsmen nestled a rebellion of Earthen life. A psychological disorder -- his desire to die in the cosmos proved to be a most painful experience.