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3.14 | 11 ratings

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3 stars 3.5 stars for sure

Aura is one of the unfairly unknown italian progressive metal band formed around 2000 with 3 albums in their pockets so far. When I discovered this band because of their debut A Different View From The Same Side in 2008, i was quite pleasent surprised about their music and skills and decided to check them further if a new album will apear. Well the new album then was released in 2011 named simply Deliverance. From the art work and excellent booklet to music, to me this album is a winner. What is quite diffrent then most of the bands from this genre is that the drumer is also the vocalist, is for sure a winning point because Giovanni Trotta can handle both vocals and druming quite well and with an amazing ease, and above all has a very powerful voice for prog metal. Another highlight for me are the keyboards arrangements and with guitar chops melted together and with the druming and bass lines the result is a quite technical melodic prog metal recommended for fans of the genre. Pieces like opening The Arrival, Egyptian call and the instrumental one show potential in this album, but somehow lost in the hundreds of albums with same attitude in last years. Definetly DT is the main influence but I find a lots of 70's italian prog in their arrangements, specially in keyboards department. All in all for me a total good album towards great, beautifully written, well played, Deliverance can easy be heared by fans of the genre.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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