Auron’s self-titled album was out through Metal Scrape Records in January of 2015. The band was formed in 2007 and often compared To Saxon, Dream Theater and Yngwie J Malmsteen. As of 2014, it was sporting a new rhythm section. Early singer was Nadezhda Tsyganova.
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The debut album by Russia’s Auron is a rare case of an album leaving one pulled into two different and opposite directions. It is the rare case of induced indecisiveness. The 53-minute debut is what most would call progressive metal. It nods to Yngwie Malmsteen, Dream Theater and Classical music, but the quartet is not being overly derivative. Two limitations come to mind. One is the vocals of Nikolay Bogov whose voice comes across as flat when stretched. One can hear the accent come through in more mid-paced moments. Secondly - a drummer is listed - the record was immortalized with the aid of a drum machine and that always sucks. Music or art are meant to be emotional. Metal music, in particular, channels many sentiments and emotions and the presence of a drum computer in the background destroys much of the feeling. Worse, Auron’s drum machine is as fake as they come. The band does have a few good songs. Despite its conventional and senseless subject-matter Heroes Of Last Generation is a good one and an actual song. Listening to the album multiple times it becomes clear that the band should abandon its instrumentals and weak slow songs and focus on writing upbeat and faster songs. That is where the band improves. The album stretches longer as the band has included two Russian versions of its songs, including one for the aforementioned Heroes Of Last Generation. - Ali “The Metallian”