Bölzer - Aura [EP]



8.7 | 76 votes |
Release date: 13 May 2013
Style: Black metal, Death metal

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01. C.M.E.
02. Entranced By The Wolfshook
03. The Great Unifier

Bölzer got some serious bällz. Managing to be nostalgically old-school and uncompromisingly modern all at the same time, and all achieved in 3 glorious songs.



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20.10.2013 - 22:23
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
So fucking brilliant. This is how you make an old-school sound interesting and fresh.

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20.10.2013 - 23:16
Rating: 8
Paz
News Man
Bölzer finally here!
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05.11.2013 - 09:08
-DC-002-
Mastercommander
Yes wow, it's super effective.
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Coldgrits
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05.11.2013 - 21:06
Absak
Much original
so death
wow
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05.11.2013 - 21:32
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Written by Absak on 05.11.2013 at 21:06

Much original
so death
wow

The Doge memes have reached Metal Storm.
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05.11.2013 - 22:38
Vombatus
Potorro
Best death/blackish material I heard this year.

The main riff on the second track is craaaaazy The one after the chorus on Coronal Mass Ejacultion is just as good, groovy as fuck.

Production should also be mentioned, more bands could learn a thing or two...
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07.11.2013 - 00:17
Rating: 8
Daniell
No, you don't
What makes this so fucking great is excellent riffage all over every song. Never heard of these guys before!

By the way, the first track is called Coronal Mass Ejaculation.
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Now loving:
Katatonia - Takeover
Kreator - World War Now
Ortega - Crows
Ahab - The Light In the Weed
Anaal Nathrakh - Depravity Favours the Bold
Dark Tranquillity - Encircled
Moonsorrow - Ihmisen Aika
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08.11.2013 - 17:22
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
Opening riff on the second track is everything in the universe, reminds me of the glorious moments from The Ruins of Beverast.
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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08.11.2013 - 19:25
Vombatus
Potorro
^so true, I had that riff stuck in my head for the last couple of days
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08.11.2013 - 21:01
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Vombatus on 08.11.2013 at 19:25

^so true, I had that riff stuck in my head for the last couple of days

hahaha likewise even when the song is not playing in my ears I'm humming the riff
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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09.11.2013 - 18:05
Rating: 9
Góral
Combo Breaker
The perfect vocalist. Isn't this "KzR" Okoi Thierry Jones, a new vocalist from Witchrist? Is this the same guy?
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09.11.2013 - 18:23
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Góral on 09.11.2013 at 18:05

The perfect vocalist. Isn't this "KzR" Okoi Thierry Jones, a new vocalist from Witchrist? Is this the same guy?



I doubt since both Bölzer members are from Switzerland and live there and Witchrist is from New Zealand where the band members live
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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09.11.2013 - 18:50
Rating: 8
Paz
News Man
...so we have two guys with the same nickname here (weird shit as it's quite specific).
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09.11.2013 - 18:56
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
According to MA it is the same guy, but I find it highly unlikely
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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09.11.2013 - 21:29
Rating: 9
Góral
Combo Breaker
Hmm, MA is not a 100% reliable source, as we all know. Other informations, unfortunately, I've not found. Well, I would have to wait for the next Witchrist album and see for yourself. I would like to localize other projects (if any) of this mysterious gentleman.
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09.11.2013 - 21:36
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Góral on 09.11.2013 at 21:29

Hmm, MA is not a 100% reliable source, as we all know. Other informations, unfortunately, I've not found. Well, I would have to wait for the next Witchrist album and see for yourself. I would like to localize other projects (if any) of this mysterious gentleman.



Or I'll just have to ask him in April at Roadburn
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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09.11.2013 - 21:46
Rating: 9
Góral
Combo Breaker
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.11.2013 at 21:36

Or I'll just have to ask him in April at Roadburn

Haha do it for me, please
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09.11.2013 - 22:11
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 09.11.2013 at 21:57


Remember how Invictus Productions is an Irish label.



what does that have to do with a Swiss and New Zealand band? And neither are on Invictus. But it wouldn't surprise me if Darragh would know if it's the same guy.


EDIT: Forgot that Witchrist used to be on Invictus
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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09.11.2013 - 22:49
Rating: 9
Góral
Combo Breaker
Written by Guest on 09.11.2013 at 21:57

I have some reasons to believe it's the same guy:

1) http://www.metalireland.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=58355

Invictus: "There are only two members in the band, guitarist/vocalist and drummer, no bass and yep, Okoi is doing vocals for Witchrist also."

Remember how Invictus Productions is an Irish label.

2) Bölzer likes Witchrist: http://www.facebook.com/pages/BÖLZER/108657105834227

3) "The group shares vocalists with New Zealand's Witchrist. Bölzer will be making their first appearance at Maryland Deathfest in 2014." http://www.marylanddeathfest.com/band/bölzer

A nice find, thanks!
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09.11.2013 - 22:52
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 09.11.2013 at 21:57


3) ... Bölzer will be making their first appearance at Maryland Deathfest in 2014." http://www.marylanddeathfest.com/band/bölzer


Which is incorrect since Roadburn is about a month earlier. Unless they mean the frst time they'll be playin Maryland Deathfest.
Not sure if the band has ever played live, yet.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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09.11.2013 - 22:57
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 09.11.2013 at 22:55

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.11.2013 at 22:52

Which is incorrect since Roadburn is about a month earlier. Unless they mean the frst time they'll be playin Maryland Deathfest.
Not sure if the band has ever played live, yet.

Well it's something they wrote, but I think they mean it's the first time Bölzer plays at their festival.

Edit: I'm not sure did you edit your message, but yea.. repetition happened.



Yeah I edited it.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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14.11.2013 - 16:14
Rating: 8
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Though I enjoyed the first two tracks more then the final one, still it doesn't make the whole album any less pleasing. Some vocals sound like a howling wolf which is not bad at all
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The Fangirl.
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16.12.2013 - 17:40
Rating: 9
Koen Smits
Now I get it. I could only find 3 songs. Duh!
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Written by Bad English on 05.04.2014 at 15:05

but spoil thius film is like spoil porn and say porn ends whit cum shot ...
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22.12.2013 - 05:28
Rating: 8
Diverge
Nothing more or less than very good. I certainly don't feel like I was misled in any way coming into this record, though, so I appreciate the accurate depiction of this original band. Thanks for the recommendation, guys.
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25.12.2013 - 18:41
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Old school death brought out in a really amazing black-ish style. Very solid stuff. I would've preferred a full-length release after this to see how well these guys perform on a LP but it seems they have planned yet another EP for 2014. Still stoked to see that anyway.
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26.12.2013 - 05:19
BlueMobius
Account deleted
I'm soo glad I bought this on CD. I've been coming back to this for the past few weeks. The only downfall is that it's over so soon
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24.01.2014 - 01:40
wormdrink414
Couldn't get enough of this at first and still think it's great, but there's something about the sound of the cymbals that's been driving me crazy for the past few spins. Don't know if it's my speakers/headphones or not, but they sound like sleigh-bells to me. Makes it sound all Santa-y
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07.02.2014 - 02:02
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by wormdrink414 on 24.01.2014 at 01:40

Couldn't get enough of this at first and still think it's great, but there's something about the sound of the cymbals that's been driving me crazy for the past few spins. Don't know if it's my speakers/headphones or not, but they sound like sleigh-bells to me. Makes it sound all Santa-y

I can definitely hear it too.


The Ep itself doesn't really do anything for me, but I can see why its attained such a following.
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forever bummed out
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25.02.2014 - 21:54
Rulatore
Written by Angel N. on 14.11.2013 at 16:14

Some vocals sound like a howling wolf which is not bad at all

This, thought I was the only one that noticed it
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27.02.2014 - 21:17
Vombatus
Potorro
Written by deadone on 27.02.2014 at 05:48

Also it doesn't sound that old school DM...dunno about the Black side of it.


I don't think it's much OSDM... a certain vibe it has, but the BM influence gives it another flavor (so not surprised you don't appreciate it). Agree that the bridge on second song is a bit long, only downside for me. Boring drumming is the last thing I'd expect to say from this, one of the highlights for me (the cymbal work is awesome, and rythms don't necessarily follow the riffs the same way which gives them a lot of variety).
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