Scarlet Aura – Hot ‘n’ Heavy

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Scarlet Aura – Hot ‘n’ Heavy
Silver City Records
Running Time: 54:45
Release Date: 22/03/2019
Review by Tsarina Wilson
9.5/10

Romanian female fronted band, Scarlet Aura, are due to release their new album “Hot ‘n’ Heavy” in March of this year via their own label Silver City Records.

The first single released, ‘Hail to You’ is a fast, punchy song with very strong vocals from Aura Danciulescu, a lady who sounds like you don’t wanna mess with, and is all about a metaphorical war. It’s an introduction to an album that leads you into a false sense of security because, before you know it, you are soon swept away in a breath-taking wave of fast guitar riffs, and crazy drumming and this is proved in the track ‘In The Name Of My Pain.’

With Aura Danciulescu on vocals, Mihai Danciulescu on lead guitar and vocals, Rene Nistor on bass guitar and vocals and Sorin Ristea on drums, this band pack a mighty punch. The band are from Bucharest in Romania and are not scared to be different with their unique sound and powerful tracks.

“Hot ‘n’ Heavy” has so much to give. It is metal through and through but strangely seductive with Aura’s vocals almost having a gravel base to them. This lady has many strings to her bow as not only does she have such a hypnotic voice, she has also written the accompanying “The Book of Scarlet” – the first book in a trilogy. In here you will find the lyrics to the songs along with the amazing story of Scarlet, which gives you an insight into the world of Scarlet Aura, and personally I can’t wait to check it out.

Although this is a very metal album, it’s also a great combination of sounds which hooks you quickly and keeps you listening. It’s chaotic yet compulsive all at the same time. You get a little bit of everything from amazing guitar riffs, to crazy drums to a hint of synths, all encased with amazing vocals.

There are tracks like ‘Hate is Evanescent, Violence Is Forever’, a song which, with its synth background and almost snarling vocals, would makes one heck of a track for a film score (think Sci-Fi war film or epic action film.)

You can’t help but get caught up with this album. It almost tells a story and you’re scared to not listen to the next track in case you miss something. For those of you who grew up in the 80’s, listening to the likes of Maiden, the track ‘Silver City’ is almost classic of that style and should appeal to you.

I don’t think there is a track on this album that I can honestly say I wasn’t too sure on. The one thing I can recommend is that you start the album and then hold on for one hellava ride. I’m not saying its hard metal from start to finish because there are some softer tracks to give you a bit of a breather but don’t be fooled. It is just leading you into a false sense of security as it will be followed with more ace guitars, Aura’s vocals and some amazing harmonies. The energy of this album is crazy from beginning to end and the track ‘Let’s Go Fucking Wild’ sums up the whole experience. What you see is what you get! Simply, just pure talent!

What more can I say? Just AWESOME!

TRACKLISTING:
1-The Future Becomes Are Past
2- Hail To You
3-In The Name Of My Pain
4-Hot ‘n’ Heavy
5-Fallin To Pieces
6-Glimpse In The Mirror
7-You Bite Me I’ll Bite You Back
8-Hate Is Evanescent, Violence is Forever
9-Silver City
10-Light Be My Guide
11- Lets Go Fucking Wild
12 To New Horizons

LINKS:
https://www.scarletaura.net/
http://www.facebook.com/scarletaura
http://www.instagram.com/scarlet_aura_
http://www.twitter.com/Scarlet_Aura_
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCti8MLlTRAQEQSD3s8OuGrA

 

by Miluta Flueras http://fb.com/miluta7

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Ashley Worhol – ‘Perception’

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Ashley Worhol
Perception
Published by Bookbaby
Release Date: 21/12/2017
9/10

“What if you could view the world from someone else’s eyes…. wouldn’t you be curious?”

This is the question that is asked on the cover of Ashley Worhol’s new collection of poetry, an interactive hybrid poem and photography book titled “Perception.”

But, first let me tell you a bit about the author.

Ashley Worhol is a composer/vocalist/producer/instructor and pianist from Houston, Texas, who has a degree in music composition from the University of St Thomas and is a classically trained soprano opera singer. She is also the lead vocalist and composer with the band Worhol, which she formed in 2012 with her father, Larry, when they decided they wanted to follow their dream together as a team. With a classical background from both parties, Worhol’s music can best be described as symphonic and theatrical.

Perception is the author’s perspective of this world we live in and through the words and the pictures, the reader is invited into her world, while at the same time, trying to conjure up their own from what they see and read.

Everybody has their own perception, or view, of everything that happens in life, and the author states herself in the opening notes to the book that she wants the reader to “free your minds as you read each word and indulge your curiosity. Allow your mind to wander and perceive each poem as your own interpretation.”

The cover image is, in my opinion, very strong and sends out the message that people only know of us what we choose to show. Do we show the innocent side, while hiding the dark or do we portray ourselves in a bad way to stop the good from being hurt? There are two sides to everyone, but people perceive us only by the information we give to them.

The poems are full of emotion right from the very beginning and appear to tell the story of a young girl’s journey through life, and the changes she experiences both emotionally and physically.

The reader is made to feel a whole host of emotions from sadness and hopelessness to anger as they travel through the book, before the girl appears to find happiness. She has finally found a place of peace and contentment and she now knows what she should be doing with her life.

The girl, whether that be Ashley, herself, or just the fictional character from a book, is baring her soul for the reader to see, maybe to tell the reader that what they go through is not necessarily all bad and that it can lead to good, or maybe just to express how she is inwardly feeling, but in doing so, she is also inviting the reader to open up theirs, and make up their own minds about the words in the poems.

The book itself is beautifully set out. I only received a digital copy, but I can image the pages being of very good quality, bound sturdily together, and the cover a hard back. The imagery used, and the photographs / illustrations are simply stunning, while the fonts used for the writing reflect the theme of each poem.

Despite studying English Literature to a high level, one thing I could never get my head round properly was poetry. This book has really turned that all on its head and I hope that there is more to come from this, obviously, very talented young lady.

http://www.worhol.net/

http://www.worhol.net/dpk

https://www.facebook.com/Worhol.Productions/

https://www.instagram.com/worholtheband/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC57r5zSFHU_ZvQM_dBi-K1g

https://www.instagram.com/ashleyworholofficial/

https://www.facebook.com/testamentdesigns/

Disclaimer: This review is solely the property of Dawn “The Metal Priestess” King and Ever Metal. It is strictly forbidden to copy any part of this interview, unless you have the strict permission of both parties. Failure to do adhere to this will be treated as plagiarism and will be reported to the relevant authorities