Auroch are a band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that has been featured before in this zine and with the new recording they go more for a blackened death metal sound and this is a review of their self released 2012 album "From Forgotten Worlds".
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a great amount of brutal sounding blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars, as for the sound effects when they are utilized they bring a very dark and occult sound to the music.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast death metal riffs that utilize a good amount of black metal influences as well as some technical parts and dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing, while the lead guitars are very chaotic, melodic and technical sounding death metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly deep death metal growls mixed in with some high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics cover Lovecraft and Occult themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording.
In my opinion this is another great recording from Auroch which shows them going into a more heavy and brutal direction and if you where a fan of their previous efforts, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "From Forgotten Worlds" "Talisman For Total Temporal Collapse" and "Bloodborne Conspiracy". RECOMMENDED BUY.