Third album “Genesis” from Northern Indian band Arogya
Chris Harms (Lord of the Lost) produces the album and adds the icing on the cake to the already naturally excellent sound of the quintet.
“Genesis” deals thematically as well as musically with the story of creation: the past manifests itself in their exquisite synth-rock, which creates eighties nostalgia feeling, while hard metal dominates the present and a fine pinch of dark pop stands for the future. Reminiscent of early Zeromancer, with the glam of The Birthday Massacre and the pop/rock elements of Skillet’s “Victourious” phase. The profound lyrics, which are shouted in a soulful clear voice, as well as in heavy metal style and evil growls, deal like life itself with love, pain, transience, hope, and the effort to escape the inner darkness. A possibility of catharsis offers “Genesis” lyrically for the mind and sound-wise for the body, which explains the band name that means “healer” in Sanskrit.
1. Sky Afar
4. Lonely Night Descends
5. Dark World
6. Misery's Lair
9. Break Free