Arcturon are a band from Switzerland that plays a very melodic form of death metal and this is a review of their 2014 ep "Expect Us" which will be released in October by Supreme Chaos Records.
A very distorted sound starts off the album before going into a heavier direction along with some electronic music elements before adding in some clean parts and a mixture of death metal growls and screams which they combine with a heavy, melodic and symphonic sound that also uses clean singing at times.
The bands musical style is a more modern day form of melodic death metal and they also add in a great amount of melody into the solos and leads and after awhile blast beats can be heard in certain sections of the recording while most of the music sticks more to a slow or mid paced musical direction and they also add in a few seconds of acoustic guitars on one of the tracks.
Arcturon plays a style of modern melodic black metal that also has elements of prog at times and while this is not something I listen to on a regular basis I still feel the band is very great at what they are trying to accomplish with their musical style, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Arcturon are a very great sounding melodic death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "My Treasure" and "Rowan". 8 out of 10.