Aghora is a ProgressiveMetal band from Miami, Florida, formed in 1995 by guitarist Santiago Dobles. The vocals on their two albums are provided by two different women with clean singing styles - Danishta Rivero on their SelfTitledAlbum debut (2000) and Diana Serra on their 2006 follow-up, ''Formless''. Their first album also featured Music/{{Cynic}} band members Sean Malone and Sean Reinert. A hiatus and lineup shift brought Music/KingDiamond drummer Matt Thompson into the band. The band used several "softer" musical elements, including influences from {{Jazz}} and the music of India.


* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Alternates between 3 (their more jazz-oriented music) and 8.
** Their second album is generally slightly heavier, having become significantly thrashier
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: {{Jazz}} meets Indian world music meets ProgressiveMetal.
* SubduedSection: The band's mix of Jazz, Indian music and metal.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Aghora has both Jazz and metal-based songs.