ÆUR is a rock/thrash/experimental outfit from New Rochelle, New York and today I will be reviewing a track they sent to me, where they ‘honor the memory of NIRVANA/STP 90’s grunge era style’. I was quite excited to review this entry as it was one of the submissions I got while I was taking a much needed mental health break, and so I was eager to tackle it when I was back and writing again.
‘Lustral’ kicks off with some hard and vibrant guitars and percussion that blend together really well. They counterpoint well with the vocalist whose voice is clear and pronounced but softer in comparison. I really enjoyed this track, it reminds me a lot of the kind of track you’d hear in an early 2000s superhero movie, something for when the character is just discovering and beginning to enjoy their powers/status. But of a weird mental picture I’m sure and it may be the exact opposite of the group’s intention but it’s what it does in my head. It’s just a great track that’s busy without being overwhelming, has a lot of great individual elements that add up to something powerful and engaging and honestly it’s just well worth giving it a listen.
First Published on: https://offtherecordblog.org/