Scarlet Aura in the press
"Hail To You... has everything a traditional metal fan wants. Rousing rhythms and a chorus that you can sing along quickly. Aura's voice has gained a lot of expression. She sings emotionally, smoky, to the beastly screaming. The overall sound is powerful and bleak.
Without mentioning anything else we can say that Scarlet Aura offers above all an original sound that we do not "dare" to compare with that of other bands. Their melodic metal melted with hard rock but also with heavy metal strokes is really so cool. Aura Danciulescu with her voice crashed us to the wall, literally. One of the most interesting metal voices right now. Capable of so much sound power it does not go unnoticed. In short, Scarlet Aura is a band to watch out for...
“Hate is Evanescent, Violence Is Forever,” a song that snarls and bites from the get go. This is some of the most fantastic vocal arrangements yet in the album. Blistering and blinding.
“Leaving the Greek reality, of course, we will travel far beyond our Balkan neighborhood, and in particular the capital of Romania, we will meet Scarlet Aura, a band so new (not 4 years old) who makes the last albums Tool and the System of a Down to think they came out of the Middle Ages.” “... We're talking about crazy power with riffs that do not joke.”
“Hot'n'Heavy" has eleven tracks that exude a lot of power without losing sight of melody. Traditional heavy metal, power metal and symphonic metal are the three terms that best summarize the sound of the foursome. This means a solid and balanced base of bass and drums, screeching guitars, but also finger-deep solos and steaming, heavy riffs. All this supplemented by the quite impressive vocals of Aura. Fans of female voices in the world of heavy metal have another band to look.
"Hot'n'Heavy" is an outstanding album by a young and aspiring band. The album is very varied. Whether Power Metal, anthem or ballad, it offers everything that makes a metal fan's heart beat faster.
The Scarlet Aura album gives something special and relatively unusual in the female fronted scene, as it escapes from classical symphonic stereotypes and does not touch the "modern" extreme elements of our days. The combination of classical heavy metal with the modern melodic sound wants a lot of listening to if it gets used to it, but it certainly will not disappoint.
...The music is pure, European, power metal, mixed with some classic heavy metal riffs. All songs sound unique, the entire record flows nicely, Aura’s performance is great, as well as all of the instruments are tied up and mixed nicely when it comes to the production. The entire work is beautiful and maybe the most mature one Scarlet Aura have done so far...
"Hate Is Evanescent, Violence Is Forever" ... Nice introduction, imposing and nice marriage along with the keys. Amazing flow that sounds pleasant to the ears of every fan.
The album is testifying to its title, "Hot'N'Heavy". Melodic, rhythmic with loud riffs and beautiful solos.
According to the original album by the Romanian heavy metal band Scarlet Aura, although they use some symphonic elements, they do not fall into this type of commonplace. Being a relatively new band, we can confidently say that they harness the caliber of veterans, either by the claw with which they cling to conjectures as the title theme - what power, my Zeus! - either blades of music in themselves that really bring a lot of strength to a style that already has so much history that is difficult to get captivated. Of course we will have to mention, since the subject and power, the vocal delivery of Aura Danciulescu. A great album that we highly recommend.
The latest release by the Romanian four-piece SCARLET AURA certainly lives up to its name; “Hot‘n'Heavy”. From the outset the album opens with the fitting “The Future Becomes Our Past” a demonic, electronic haze, when that lifts the anthem soaked “Hail To You!” launches and the album reveals itself with pounding double-bass drums, soaring electric guitar riffs and of course the vocals, Aura Danciulescu gives a performance here and throughout the album which is the right balance between menacing and acrobatic in delivery.
The vocal style of Aura Danciulescu traces us back and reminds us of the 80s era of those divas of hard rock and heavy metal such as Doro, Lita Ford, Joan Jett, among others, and that give the album an old school atmosphere surrounded by good and well executed riffs and guitar solos by Mihai Danciulescu, who at times It reminds me a little of Richie Faulkner's style with Judas Priest on the most recent album Firepower (2018).
As if that were not enough, the innovative or interesting thing about this band is that it adds a slight symphonic touch that is perceptible in each of its songs in a not so marked way and forming part of the heavy metal atmosphere that they develop with that classical influence.
In general, all the songs are heard very well and of very good manufacture, if you are a lover of hard rock and heavy metal classic and your ear likes the great divas of the 80s, without a doubt "Hot 'N Heavy" you will like it and It will generate a feeling that in the middle of 2018 heavy metal with classical influences still lives and creates a hope of staying alive for longer.