Subject: 3: Aara - Triade II: Hemera From: .jh Date: 2022-12-23T14:33:00Z Tags: music blog best\ of best\ of\ 2022 Aara Triade\ II:\ Hemera 2022 ![Triade II: Hemera](/gfx/1025612.jpg) Aara continues their trilogy based on Charles Maturin's book _Melmoth the Wanderer_ with their second installment _Triade II: Hemera_. If you listened and enjoyed last years first part there is really nothing here that you shouldn't be lapping up, they continue on the same path with an often blistering pace yet highly melodic and perfectly composed blackmetal. The one misstep on this album is that the normally acerbic and caustic vocals on the third song (and luckily only the third song) give way to a more soaring operatic type which grates to such an extent as to significantly distract. Overall this is a small misstep which shouldn't detract from the overall accomplishment here. Looking forward to part three next year. [Aara on Encyclopaedia Metallum]( ---