Arvas - VI - Reviewed By OccultBlackMetalZine ! Check it out here at this link: http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/09/arvasviwhispering-voice-records2021-cd.html
Arvas are a band from Norway that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording goes for more of an old school style of black metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "VI" which was released by Whispering Voice Records.
A very dark yet heavy death metal influenced style starts off the album while the faster sections of the songs also add in a decent amount of blast beats. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them and the solos and leads also add in a decent amount of dark yet old school sounding melodies.
A lot of the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's era while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched sounding black metal screams. When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the songs more of a raw feeling along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with a couple of songs also adding in a brief use of horror movie style synths as well as some of the riffing also showing an i influence of thrash metal and as the album progresses a brief use of whispers can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover occultism, darkness and death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Arvas and if you are a fan of old school black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Alone In Torment" "The Empress And The Shadow Stone" "Endless Aeons And Cosmic Supremacy" and "Despicable Truth". 8 out of 10. - OccultBlackMetalZine
Release Date: September 17, 2021
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Whispering Voice Records is proudly presenting yet another release. This time from the Norwegian black metal heavy hitters, Arvas.
The band is releasing their sixth full-length album, entitled VI, which consist of 12 hard-hitting songs, including the singel ‘Silent Night’, released in November 2020.
Since the release of Equanimity in 2019, the band has been working hard on material for a new album, and the result of that work has been put into VI.
And this album is the hardest hitting album the band has made in their career… so far.
Since releasing the singel ‘Silent Night’ last year, critics has described the music for the new album as being ‘Svartere enn Helvette’ (Blacker than Hell).
The band promised something harder than they’ve ever done by the band before… and they were true to their word.
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