Arsis are a band from Virginia that plays a very melodic and technical form of blackened death metal with some elements of thrash and this is a review of their 2018 album "Visitant" which was released by Agonia Records.
Melodic guitar leads start off the album along with some technical riffing a few seconds later while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them as well as the heavier riffs also using a great amount of melody and the vocals are high pitched screams that are very heavily influenced by black metal.
Most of the music is very heavily rooted in more of a technical death metal style while the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of blast beats along with the songs also adding in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as some growls also being utilized at times, elements of thrash are also added into some of the guitar riffing and some songs also add in a small amount of clean playing.
Arsis plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in more of a melodic and technical death metal style while using more of a black metal vocal approach and also mixing in elements of thrash to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover horror movie themes.
In my opinion Arsis are a very great sounding technical and melodic blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tricking the Gods" "Fathoms" "Death Vow" and "His Eyes". 8 out of 10.