Diabolus Arcanium are a and from India that plays a very symphonic and epic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Path Of Ascension" which will be rleeased in August by transcending Obscurity Distribution.
A very dark sounding keyboard starts off the album along with some symphonic elements and after the intro melodic choirs are added into the music which also leads up to a heavier sound that also retains the symphonic elements and also adds in grim black metal screams and the music also uses a great amount of melodic guitar leads.
Most of the music goes for a 90['s style of symphonic black metal and you can also hear a great amount of melody in the guitar riffing and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats are utilized and some songs also bring in elements of classical music which also gives the music more of an epic atmosphere and they close the album with an orchestra track.
Diabolus Arcanium plays a style of symphonic black metal that is very epic, with some classical elements as well as being heavily rooted in the 90's style, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Anti Christianity, Satanism, Death, Destruction and Supernatural Phenomena themes.
In my opinion Diabolus Arcanium are a very great sounding epic and symphonic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Kingdom Of Sin" "Of Fire And Ashes" and "Herald Of Darkness". 8 out of 10.