What I like the most about bands like Aum is that they're secretive. You don't get distracted by social media accounts or other hoopla. You can focus on the music. This beast is pure death and nothing else.
Favorite track: Moksha.
Through the most grim, dense clouds, comes this epic truth. Brutal, suffocating, expertly woven metal of death. This is essential for true lovers of this genre. Epitomises the ability for death metal to spread a hopeful message.
Favorite track: Vipashyana.
IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS is proud to present the full-length debut of France's AUM, Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum. Not to be confused with the black metal band hailing from Hong Kong, AUM are obscurity incarnate - not only for the secrecy surrounding this new entity, but more so sonically. Although spiritually inclined toward the black arts, France's AUM carry forward that blackened base into crushingly heavy and torturously twisted death metal. Exploding forth with a gutsfucking guitar tone and propulsive 'n' powerful drumming, Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum takes seven separate paths toward the ultimate end: an impermanent manifestation of life and death cycles through oriental philosophies and religions.
Utilizing death metal that is simultaneously crude and complicated, primitive and elevated, the seven-song screed becomes an inner travel to find reality as it is, to find the law of nature, to understand the whole life, to experiment death and birth through our own dissolution. It is at once alien and familiar, engrossing and challenging, confrontational and fleeting; it is an experience that exists on both physical and astral planes.
When both "cavernous death metal" and the fifth generational retread of Swedeath have equally worn out their welcome, it is to bands like AUM to revitalize the purity of TOTAL DEATH with records like Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum: submerge, and emerge.
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PSA: if there was an album you heard a couple years ago and thought it was ok, listen to it again and you might love it.
That's what happened to me with this album. I cannot fathom why it didn't stick with me back then. Same thing happened with Decoherence's Unitarity for that matter. Matten