Infernal Scourge - Infernal Folklore
The genre most people call "Death Metal", has never really been my cup of tea. I've always enjoyed the conceptual instrumentation, but its truly the unrecognizable vocals that I cant seem to latch onto. With Arthas, we don't have your usual and customary artist.
Part of the review process is simply downloading the tracks, and its not a simple process. The first track I downloaded was "The Wrath Of God and the Grace of Babylon". This 20minutes and 20 seconds worth of song is jampacked with hills of melodic lane changing. Towards the end of this song, an explosion of all instrumentation is preceeded by an almost King Diamond-like setting.
"She Falls in a sunset of Luciferian Fire" has a melt your face off, heart racing with the bass intro. Eventually giving way from thrust to pianist dreams, only to push back into yet another heart racing rhythm. Another notable track is "The Frozen 25th Hour", which begins with a slow and steady organ fronted melody. Sort of reminding of The Book Of Knots and how it changes gears so effortlessly, this song is a much more traditional five minute track. You can hear a talent for writing and song structure. This track really just explores the softer side of this project.
Organized, and well written, Arthas is one of those exceptions to the rule of "Death Metal" that I usually don't leave an open mind to. Dark, twisted and completely from left field, with a little time, and a higher quality recording these guys can find a niche for themselves.
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