Arsenic Addiction are a band from Salt Lake City, Utah that plays a mixture of black, goth and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 album "XIX".
An almost silent sound starts off the album before adding in some acoustic guitars and goth metal style vocals. Keyboards are also a very huge part of the recording while the heavier riffs also add in a great amount of melody along with the music also adding in a great amount of high pitched black metal screams.
Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the music while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with some of the tracks also adding in some touches of melodic death metal, spoken word parts can also be heard briefly, when the music finally speeds blast beats and symphonic sounds are added onto the recording and a later track also adds in some tribal style drum beats.
Arsenic Addiction plays a musical style that takes black, gothic and melodic death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover witchcraft, love and death themes.
In my opinion Arsenic Addiction are a very great sounding melodic mixture of black, gothic and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Moon & Sun" "Ash Of The Earth" "Fire" and "So Below". 8 out of 10.