Arcania are a band from England that plays a mixture of brutal death metal and deathcore and this is a review of their 2014 album "Totalitarion Dystopia" which will be released on August 19 by Unique Leader.
A dark and distorted sounding drone starts off the album before going into a more heavy deathcore direction along with some growls and after the first track the music starts going into a more mid paced slam direction as well as adding in some high pitched screams and blast beats and you can also hear some melodic grooves in the bands musical style.
When fast parts are added into the music the album starts having more of a technical feeling as well as taking the band into a more brutal direction while the main focus remains mostly on a mid paced slam style of deathcore and as the album progresses a few seconds of acoustic guitars are added into the music which also leads up to the band bringing in some melodic guitar solos that display a great amount of talent and skill.
When spoken word samples are added into the album the music starts having a more dark, violent and chaotic atmosphere to it and they also bring in one track that is very long and epic in length and while the music is very heavy and modern you can also hear a bit of the early 90's death, groove and nu metal style sound s in their music at times.
Arcania takes the slam style of death metal and mixes it with more of a deathcore sound while also having more of a heavier and extreme edge than most bands that represent this musical genre, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover pure intolerance for humankind's downfalls.
In my opinion Arcania are a very great sounding mixture of slam death metal and deathcore and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Totalitarion Dystopia" "A Gluttonous Abomination" "Messiah Of Manipulation" and "Disillusion In A Discordant System". 8 out of 10.