Aurora Borealis are a band from Florida that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style I would describe as being blackened death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "World Shapers" which was released by Xtreem Music.
The album starts out with avant garde sound effects and after the intro the music goes into a fast and brutal blackened death metal direction along with some growls, screams and blast beats as well as a mixture of mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear a good amount of melody in the music which also leads up to guitar solos and leads becoming a part of the music.
As the album progresses you can also hear small traces of electronic music in certain sections of the recording while mostly sticking to a more blackened death metal sound while also bringing in a good amount of old school elements from both the black and death metal genres as well as adding in thrash metal influences at times while also having a good balance between melody and brutality.
With this album Aurora Borealis stick to the blackened death metal sound that they are known for while also being a bit more melodic this time around as well as bringing in a small amount of electronic elements and they also show a great amount of talent and skill with the songs that are displayed on this recording.
Song lyrics cover esoteric, metaphysical and philosophical themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound along with the bass guitars being mixed down low in the mix.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Aurora Borealis and if you are a fan of blackened death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In The Beginning" "World Shapers" "Watchers From Above" and "And To The Stars Returned". 8/5 out of 10.