label: Pagan Records
genre: black metal
Second full-lenght album from Polish trance black metal purveyors Above Aurora. Six new compositions offering a hypnotic journey through various dimensions of pessimism. Trance, minimising the forms of expression and unfathomable coldness - these are the distinguishing features of the Above Aurora style.
The band, which hails from the Polish town of Poznań and currently resides in Reykjavik, Iceland, commented: "The Shrine of Deterioration" captures the current state of the band as mankind’s feeble condition continues to decline. Perhaps it is the essence of Above Aurora - our disappointment and resignation, loathing and self-reflections, sonically more complex than the previous releases, yet continuing the same form."
"The Shrine of Deterioration" was recorded at Left Hand Sounds, while Haldor Grunberg was responsible for the mix and mastering. The artwork and graphic design was done by Kontamination Design. Jewelcase CD with 8-page booklet.
1. Blurred Luminosity
3. Barren Lore
4. Celestial Monarch
5. Precarious Foundations