Vancouver, B.C's Auroch have returned with a new recording that continues the blackened death metal style that was on their previous release and this is a review of their 2016 album "Mute Books" which will be released on October 21st by Profound Lore Records.
Avant garde style keyboards start off the album and after a few seconds the music gets more heavy and brutal along with some death metal growls and black metal screams while melodic guitar leads are also added onto the recording and whispers can also be heard at times and a great amount of blast beats can be heard during the faster sections at times.
A decent amount of melody can be heard in some of the riffing and the solos and leads are also very chaotic sounding and remain true to a very extreme metal style and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and there is also a brief use of melodic chanting while spoken word parts can also be heard in some of the tracks and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the avant garde elements also make a return in certain sections of the recording.
Auroch creates another recording that remains true to the blackened death metal style of previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Alchemy, H.P Lovecraft and Misanthropy themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Auroch and if you are a fan of blackened death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "He Wreaths The Cross" "The Keeping" and "Cup Of Hemlock". 8 out of 10.