BÖLZER "Aura" CS
The remaining two tracks that sandwich “…Wolfshook,” while lacking in that killer riff, still succeed in other important areas of occult arcana. Opening track “Coronal Mass Ejaculation” rips the sky wide open with crawling open chords before unleashing a firestorm of world-ending B-standard bombast. Final track “The Great Unifier,” while not quite reaching the evocative heights of the two previous tracks, tears things up more than adequately with pitch-black mid-tempo grooves and apocalyptic, slow-motion doom riffs. Modern metal bands often jettison songwriting in favor of pure meandering atmosphere, but Bölzer meet the two at halfway with a nice balance of mood and songwriting muscle.
For all their obtuse occultic imagery and lyrics, there is a sense of fun that permeates Aura, without betraying the seriously evocative nature of the music. Moody and atmospheric as it is, Bölzer knows where their priorities lie - Aura is a bitchin’ heavy metal record first and foremost, and a more than promising release that is hopefully a portent of great things to come.Listen here: http://ironboneheadproductions.bandcamp.com/album/b-lzer-aura