Saor - Aura

8.4 | 241 votes |
Release date: 6 June 2014
Style: Atmospheric black metal, Folk metal


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01. Children Of The Mist
02. Aura
03. The Awakening
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Andy Marshall - all instruments, vocals

Additional musicians:
Johan Becker - strings
Beth Frieden - voice
Nevena Krasteva - viola
Austin L. Lunn - drums, bodhrán

The word "authentic" comes to mind when listening to Saor's sophomore album, which is written and performed by Andy Marshall for the most part, aside from some guest accompaniment. This is an atmospheric black metal album which convincingly incorporates Celtic instrumentation and vocals, all composed in five fairly lengthy songs. It's creative efforts like this which keep the folk metal genre well and truly alive.

Listen to Saor on bandcamp.

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29.12.2015 - 21:53
Rating: 10
The quality of songwriting, vocal performance, drums, and overall sound have improved from Roots. The songs are a little shorter but they have more to offer, so I found it to be much more enjoyable even though I liked every song on Roots and only four on this one.
22.10.2016 - 01:06
Rating: 9
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