Saor -- Forgotten Paths

SaorForgotten Paths

★★☆☆ Trvly emotive and moody, if not entirely memorable or innovative black metal. The piano and violin are welcome additions to Soar’s atmospheric style. And the vocals take a reasonable back seat to the rest of the proceedings. All in all, my favorite Soar album to date, for what that’s worth.

Saor -- Aura


This is pretty good for what it is, which is Scottish black metal that sounds an awful lot like Godspeed You Black Emperor. That said, you’re pretty much along for the ride with this album, and as soon as it’s done, none of it sticks with you whatsoever. Also, “atmospheric” does not have to mean “awash in reverb.”