Aura Noir - Out To Die LP (Black vinyl)


“Out to Die” is one ugly bastard of an album from the self-proclaimed ugliest band in the world. To give you an idea what it sounds like, imagine how Venom would sound if they were actually good. Throw in some Celtic Frost, Darkthrone, and Motörhead, and you’re ready to break your neck.

Not only is this Aura Noir’s strongest output to date, but what really struck me is that it’s also the first time they come up with a great production. Nothing against rawness, but their first album, “Black Thrash Attack”, is so unbalanced it’s just awful to listen to it. Which is a shame, considering it features some of the band’s best songs.