Aghasura pack a lot into a short amount of time on Revelations, their new EP. Sewing together brutality, technicality and disgusting vocals, the six tracks (most of which don’t make it past three minutes) that make Revelations are a hot start for the young band. Songs like “The Forecast Engine,” though less than a minute-and-a-half, jump from bludgeoning riff to bludgeoning riff, but they truly shine on songs like “The Scourge of Ninevah” and “Hideous Revelation,” where Aghasura can incorporate more riffs, diversity of parts and blistering guitar solos.
“The primary themes and concepts of this EP revolve around the idea that it is fashionable today to put our faith in science as god,” Dan, the band mastermind, states. “I say ‘faith’ because most have limited actual scientific knowledge and are therefore often naïve to the limitations of science. Some of these people condemn religion and see faith in God as reprehensible, yet they themselves often have little working knowledge of even the fundamentals of science or math. I work in a scientific profession, so I am always aware of the limitations of science. To quote one of my favorite movies, ‘A Dark Song,’ I believe that ‘science explains the least of things.’ New data emerge all the time demonstrating how limited the scope of our scientific understanding is, and to assume that science is the infallible path is laughable. The message is to be humble and to understand that the ‘god’ science requires as much faith as anything else.”
Purchase the album through Transcending Records.