Auron are a band from Russia that plays a very melodic and progressive form of heavy metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 album which was released by Metal Scrap Records.
A very hard, heavy, melodic and symphonic progressive metal sound starts off the album along with some clean singing vocals and after awhile solos and leads which also bring in some elements of neo-classical are added into the music and at times clean playing as well as a small amount of acoustic guitars can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the solos and leads they use remain true to an 80's style of progressive heavy metal.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and at times the keyboards bring in a great amount of 70's progressive rock elements and all of the songs stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction and a good portion of the tracks sound like they could off easily been recorded and released in the 80's or early 90's along with a few ballads while most of the tracks stick to a harder style of metal along with a couple of instrumentals while a later song also brings in a few seconds of spoken word parts and towards the end the music starts adding in more modern prog metal elements.
Auron plays a very melodic style of progressive heavy metal but is very heavily rooted in the 80's but done with a more up to date approach, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics which are written mostly in English along with a couple of songs being written in Russian and they cover real life and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Auron are a very great sounding melodic progressive heavy metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Word And Deed" "Stranger" "Moonlight Trail" and "Auron". 8 out of 10.
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