Art of Deception are a band from Norway that plays a melodic form of death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Shattered Delusions" which was released by Crime Records.
Classical guitar playing starts off the album which also mixes in with the heavier sound a few seconds later as well as introducing melodic guitar leads onto the recording and the riffs also use a great amount of melody and the vocals are done in a death metal style of growling and the music sounds very modern.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and high pitched screams can also be heard at times and some of the solos and leads bring in elements of traditional metal and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and classical guitars also make a return in certain sections of the recording wile the main focus remains on a heavy sound.
Art Of Deception plays a style of melodic death metal that is more closer to the modern side of the genre while also having a lot more heaviness than most bands of that genre, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes along with a t ouch of occultism.
In my opinion Art Of Deception are a very great sounding melodic death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre,you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lunar Eclipse" "Kraken's Awakening" "Molested By The Beast" and "Evil(bitch)". 8 out of 10.