Lunar Aurora - Zyklus -CD


I'll start off by saying that this is one of the best albums I've heard in awhile. I haven't heard any material of this band until now but, through the first song I was very impressed. From the visual imagery on the bands site, this is just what I expected... cold, dark, grim, atmospheric Black Metal, and let me say... it is amazing.

Throughout the album, there are ambient soundscapes that pull you further down into the frozen depths of what Zyklus is. The raw guitars, the bass, blasting drums, and keys further increase the coldness of this album. There are also some acoustic guitars thrown in the mix which adds to the atmosphere perfectly. The vocals go from raw screaming to growls which fit wonderfully as well.

The cold atmosphere of this album is so strong and is, without a doubt, one of the best Black Metal albums that I've ever had the pleasure of hearing. The only thing I can say is that this is a perfect masterpiece.