United Kingdom's duo Arrogant Destruktor have returned with a new recording which continues the raw black metal style of previous releases and this is a review of their 2018 album "Commandments Of War And Necromancy" which was released on cassette by Blackwood Productions.
A very heavy and old school sound starts off the album along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the songs a more raw feeling.
Vocals a re mostly grim black metal screams while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music being very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave style as well as the riffs also bringing in a decent amount of melody, acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly.
Elements of thrash can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing while the solos and leads are done in a very raw yet melodic fashion along with the bass guitars also throwing a lead on a later track as well as some growls also being used briefly and a few track also shows the vocals adding in more of an 80's crossover/thrash style.
Arrogant Destruktor continues the raw style of black metal from previous releases while also expanding upon the thrash influence that was also a part of their earlier releases, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover Occultism, Egyptian Mythology, Mythical, Celestial and Fantasy themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Arrogant Destruktor and if you are a fan of thrash influenced black metal, you should check out this cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ammut, Devourer Of The Dead" "War Commander" and "Born Of Mountain Mysticism". 8 out of 10.