Rating: 9/10 Release: 24 June 2022 Label: Season of Mist Andy Marshall is back, and the only word to describe his new release under the SAOR moniker is… genius! A unique and hybrid blend of atmospheric black and folk metal, Origins is six tracks, composed and thoughtfully written to take …Continue reading →
Rating: 8.4/10 Release: 15 February 2019 Label: Avantgarde Music There have been many reviews in the past in which I’ve highlighted everything that can go wrong with the Black Metal genre, especially Atmospheric Black Metal. I feel the need to clarify again that I have nothing against Black Metal and …Continue reading →
Rating: 9.5/10 Release 11 November 2016 Label: Northern Silence Productions Probably one of my most anticipated releases for 2016 is the newest epic from Scotland’s Saor. While I have been kept at bay with Andy Marshall’s other project (Fuath) and have still had the previous Saor album (2014’s “Aura”) in …Continue reading →
By: Nick Bornstedt, Germany 14-5 / 16-5 2015 The most common discussion when the festival season starts is always about which festivals to visit, especially since there’s so much choice nowadays! There’s just one festival that’s been on the calendar as soon as the previous edition ended, and that’s the …Continue reading →
There’s a small chance you know Saor, formely known as Arsaidh. This Scottisch atmospheric black-metal band created, with ‘Roots’ from 2013, a remarkably great album, and also ‘Aura’, that’s going to be released in June, will be a small masterpiece. Reasons enough to ask founder and only bandmember Andy Marshall some questions.
Rating: 9/10 Release: 6 June 2014 Label: Northern Silence Productions Saor had had a most wonderful debut album in 2013, and it carries on in 2014. You can feel it in the music and in the start of this CD. It grasps you and never lets go. There’s something mythical …Continue reading →