Friday, September 9, 2016

CD Review: New Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Music From Auras, Idlewar & Hand Of The Tribe

From Canada comes the latest release titled "Heliospectrum" from progressive-metal band Auras. The new album will be released on September 30th through eOne Music and Good Fight Music labels. Their new ten-song release begins with the atmospheric sounds of "Waterstone," before the band kicks it into high gear with thunderous drums, blazing guitar riffs and screaming vocals. They keep the adrenaline going with the aggressive nature of "The Ripple Effect" and "Eloquence." Auras delivery a more mainstream metal sound with "Stars" and tap into their more progressive nature with the grand metal appeal of Spiral." The album finishes with the high-powered attack of "Chronos Fear" and the nearly seven-minute metal epic of "Solar Pulse." To find out more about Auras and their latest release "Heliospectrum," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/aurasofficial.

From California comes the debut album titled "Impulse" from rockers Idlewar. It features ten tracks with a classic hard rock sound. Beginning with "Stone In My Heel," that bring in elements of grunge and raw nineties hard rock to give their sound that extra shot of adrenaline. They lock into a dark metal groove on "Soul," then pick the tempo up for the late-eighties sounding rocker "Criminal." They bash away at the quick-pace of "Innocent," before the big driving guitar riffs of "Glory" dig deep into your heavy metal heart. The album finishes with the classic metal, dark metal rhythm of "Burn All This" and the explosive build-up of "On Our Knees." To find out more about Idlewar and their latest release "Impulse," please visit idlewar.com.

From Boston, MA comes the debut album titled "Indigitalis" from the hard rock band Hand Of The Tribe. The new 5-song EP begins with the grunge/rock appeal of the album's lead single "Everything Is Love," which carries an Alice in Chains-type vibe. They pick the tempo up with the intense delivery of "No More," before slowing down for the rock power ballad "Moonwalk." The album closes with the screaming chorus and heavy metal attack of "The Last Time." To find out more about Hand Of The Tribe and their latest release "Indigitalis," please visit handofthetribe.com.

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