Just one year after their accomplished debut, Swiss atmospheric Black Metal band AARA strikes while the proverbial iron is hot with the release of their mesmerizing second record, “En Ergô Einai“, set for release this April via their new label home of Debumur Morti Productions.
Drawing inspiration from the Age of Enlightenment in eighteenth-century Europe, “En Ergô Einai“ serves as a tribute to the duality in man’s pursuit of perfection and the futility found therein. Like strokes of inspiration, exquisite guitar melodies weave a fluent plethora of moods and emotions, showcasing a heavy classical influence. Undulant blast beats and biting screams serve as a counterpoint to pristine atmospheres and ethereal choirs, an obstinate reminder of the finite nature of man and his creations. Here at the onset of a new decade, AARA presents a landmark of thoughtful, unorthodox Black Metal.
In advance of the release of “En Ergô Einai“, opening track available here:
Issues the band,
“‘Arkanum’ is the prelude to the album. An acoustic spherical intro by V. (Blut Aus Nord, Yeruselem) leads the listener into the first chapter of the journey of man’s search for knowledge and meaning in the times of enlightenment. For the first time, man is confronted with the idea of the existence of an individual, detached from religion and classes – driving forward the development of science and culture. A constant alternation of emotions and moods in the song structure portrays the rift between new and old, expresses the detachment from the conventional and euphoric mood. This is the beginning of a development that will plunge man into deep questions and the demand for significance. Man between the search for meaning and the bitter insight of his own insignificance.“
“En Ergô Einai“ was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Chäuer Studios Bärn with cover art by Michael Handt and artwork design by Naturmacht Studios. It features 5 tracks :
2. Stein auf Stein
3. Aargesang (Aare II)
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