The Ritual Aura are a band from Australia that plays a very technical and progressive form of death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Taether" which was released by Lacerated Enemy Records.
Atmospheric sounding synths start off the album along with some guitar leads being added onto the recording a few seconds later which also leads to a heavier direction and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the vocals also bring in a mixture of high pitched screams and death metal growls.
A great amount of technical elements can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and they also mix in synths in with the heavier sections of the songs at times and there is also a brief use of clean singing vocals and the riffs and leads also add in a decent amount of progressive touches and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Acoustic guitars are added onto the recording briefly and some of the tracks also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts as the album progresses and there are also a couple of brief instrumentals along with some elements of Japanese folk music.
The Ritual Aura plays a style of death metal that is very progressive and technical while also adding in influences from non metal genres to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the folklore, mythology and horror of ancient Japan.
In my opinion The Ritual Aura are a very great original sounding progressive and technical death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ghostgate" "I Am No Longer I?" "In Our Hearts" and "Farewell To Being". 8 out of 10.