Arcane Existence are a band from San Jose, California that plays a melodic and symphonic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2021 album "Colossus" which will be released in August.
A very heavy and symphonic sound starts off the album while operatic female vocals can also be heard in some parts of the recording. The riffs also add in a decent amount of melody along with the vocals being a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls and the riffs also add in a lot of melody.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can also be heard while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with the songs also adding in a good mix of both modern and old school influences, harps can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and the album also closes with an instrumental.
Arcane Existence plays a musical style that takes symphonic black metal and mixes it with melodic death metal to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Fantasy and Fairy Tale themes.
In my opinion Arcane Existence are a very great sounding melodic and symphonic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mystic" "Conclave" "Castle On The Hill" and "Beneath Withered Stone". 8 out of 10.