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June 2011
Released: 2011, Spider Rock Promotions
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: UK Team

Aura are a progressive rock/metal band from Italy, with this being their second album release following their 2008 debut ‘A Different View From The Same Side’.

The concept of this album is about a man’s dream; traveling through Palestine and lives again the suffering of the Israeli people and Jesus Christ himself to reach his redemption at the end. Although this theme will not appeal to everyone, the album does tell a strong story, with religious aspects to the lyrics but with strong elements from ‘Pink Floyd’ which makes this a very relaxing and easy listening album.

With great production & strong concept it’s no surprising it's taken the band 3 years for this release, but it’s definitely worth the wait. With soft Rifts as well as keyboards, synths and piano used throughout the album it’s easy to follow and although on a slower pace I never bored of the album, especially with the amazing vocals of Giovanni Trotta, showing much tension and emotion in the lyrics.

This is a beautifully written album with some great melodies and I would highly recommend it for a softer, more relaxing side of the metal genre.

Reviewer: Jo Blackened
Track Listing

01 - The Arrival
02 - In My Memories
03 - Egypt's Call
04 - The Eden's Tree
05 – Efraim
06 - A Candle's Dream
07 - The Bridge of Silence
08 - The Glorious Day
09 - The Last Stand
10 – Resurrection


Giovanni Trotta - Vocals/Drums
Angelo Cerquaglia - Bass
Giuseppe Bruno - Guitars
Francesco Di Verniere - Keyboards

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