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Review: Auroch - Auroch
Auroch
Auroch

Label: Independent
Year released: 1985
Duration: 14:54
Tracks: 4
Genre: Heavy Metal

Review online: March 9, 2009
Reviewed by: The Lord of Hate
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Auroch

Rated 5/5 (100%) (2 Votes)
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Another French band I wish had done more than one short release before splitting up. Auroch is barebones Heavy Metal with a good dose of melody — largely due to the vocal lines — but with some pretty heavy and raw guitar work. The singer reminds me a lot of Klaus Meine (Scorpions), with a high-pitched nasal voice that's a dead-ringer for Meine especially on longer notes. Auroch is a short slab of mid-paced heavy metal that mixes the aforementioned heavy and raw guitars with a discreet bass that borders more on the acoustic style, for an interesting and quite addictive end result. Nothing fancy going on here - this is actually pretty rough in terms of production, but it fits the music very well. A few well-placed solos pop up throughout the EP, seamlessly integrated into the songs and always prompting for an air guitar session — no showing off here, just rocking the night away. Very catchy songs, I've had this EP stuck in my head for several days now to the point where I don't even need to put the music on. Limited to 300 copies back in '85, this is probably not that easy to find. Not an essential, but very well done.


Track Listing:
  1. Marginal
  2. Les Hordes Sauvages
  3. Songe
  4. Solitude
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