Portuguese symphonic metal unit Secret Chord with the track Never Again from the album Aurora and that album was released a year before Never Again, so it time to celebrate
Heavy riffs, striking melodies and epic environments are some of the main ingredients of Aurora, an album that intends to bring a ray of hope in times of great uncertainty and instability. The combination of aggressiveness and melancholy is one of the strengths of this new work, which reveals a sound never experienced before by the Portuguese collective.
The concept of Aurora was built around several themes directly related to the psychological dimension of the human being and the melodic progressions present in each track also accompany this reflection, as Secret Chord singer Raquel Subtil explains: «The explored idea focuses on three fundamental elements – the human being, our inner light and the darkness that we try at all costs to escape. Aurora represents the strength, perseverance and energy that we all have within us, despite being often faded and lacking in vigor, but which always ends up being reborn with each new day».