Swiss atmospheric black metal trio Aara is ready to unleash the sophomore release “En Ergô Einai”, a tormented sonic journey conceptually inspired by the Age of Enlightenment in eighteenth century Europe.
“Arkanum” opens the album with an ethereal atmospheric intro featuring soulful arpeggios courtesy of Vindsval of Blut aus Nord & Yeruselem but the misanthropic blackened essence will take over with the increasingly darker rhythmic rampage built by vicious guitar riffs and punishing drums while the scattered moody harmonies express extremely somber feelings and even epic vibes.
While the rhythm section of “Entelechie” doesn’t feel constantly frantic it still holds a massive blackened force due to the soaring guitar riffs but the enthralling melodic progressions become the highlight of the song showcasing a mystical flair and grim emotions.
“Telôs” is an ambitious track that emphasizes a solemn grandeur with celestial atmospheric arrangements & choirs that surround the ominous frenetic rhythmic section and ultimately lead to the spiritual essence embodied by the elegant melodic guitars.
“En Ergô Einai” reminds you of the finite nature of man and his creations so the whole album is inevitably drenched in darkness and with an elaborate songwriting Aara successfully creates a darkened philosophical opus.