Arcania are a band from Mexico that plays a mixture of thrash, death metal and Latin music and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "An Uncertain Collision".
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being present on this recording with some tribal style percussion being utilized at times, while saxophones, trumpets, trombones and flutes bring in elements of samba and other forms of Latin music to the recording, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine thrash, groove and death metal together to create a sound of their own with a good amount of melody and technical elements being thrown into the riffing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding death/thrash metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars they use finger picking and full chords to further enhance the Latin music elements of the recording while also adding in elements of folk metal.
Vocals are mostly deep growls that combine elements of thrash, groove and death metal along with some tribal chanting being utilized at times as well as some spoken word elements, while the lyrics cover human and spiritual passions, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording along with a couple of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Arcania are a very great sounding hybrid of thrash, groove, death metal and Latin music and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Now" "Revolutions And Tequila" and "In my Land". RECOMMENDED BUY.