01. The Missing 02. Incomplete Burning 03. The Fire 04. Mare Of The Snake 05. Pleasure Blind 06. Passage To Vice 07. The Things That We All Hide 08. Braced For Collapse 09. Abeyance 10. Putting Flesh To Bone
Profound Lore is well on its way to becoming one of my favorite record companies. Many of my beloved bands have either remained with or released a record through this label at some point: Altar Of Plagues, Agalloch and Subrosa to name a few. Now add Vaura, as they have teamed up with this prominent record company for their sophomore release The Missing. After earning some mainstream recognition from their debut album, Selenlion, Vaura is now ready to share their signature brand of progressive/psychedelic/black metal with the rest of the music community. The interesting thing about this signing is Vaura fits in with the rest of the bands on the Profound Lore label like a metal head at a Garth Brooks show. Some music columnists go as far as to say their music isn't metal at all - more like a combination of heavy orientated goth with dark wave experimentation - but lets explore why this album, metal or not, succeeds on its own terms.