Hungary's solo project Aornos have returned with a new recording which continues the atmospheric style of black metal from previous releases and this is a review of his 2018 album "The Great Scorn" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination Productions, Ira Aeterna, The True Plague and Black Metal Records.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album while the synths also give the music more of an atmospheric feeling while the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw edge along with the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams.
Clear vocals and spoken words can also be heard at times while the solos and leads are done in more of a melodic style along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them as well as some spoken word parts also being added into certain sections of the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, their is also a brief instrumental before closing the album with a couple of tracks that are very long and epic in length.
Aornos creates another recording that remains true to the atmospheric style of black metal from previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover cosmos, nature and existence themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Aornos and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "From A Higher Reality" "The Great Scorn" and "Adamante Notare". 8 out of 10.