Ara are a band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin that plays a very heavy, brutal and progressive form of technical death metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 ep "The Blessed Sleep".
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some brutal sounding blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast technical riffs that are very heavy and brutal sounding with some progressive elements being thrown into the riffing, while t he lead guitars are very technical sounding death metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals range from deep death metal growls to high pitched screams, while the lyrics cover philosophical themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Ara are a very great sounding heavy, brutal and progressive technical death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Demise of Reason" and "Despair Personified". RECOMMENDED BUY.