Arrogant Destruktor are a duo from the United Kingdom that plays a very old school form of black metal with elements of thrash and this is a review of their 2014 album "Amidst the Blackest Void" which was released by Wolfspell Records.
A very raw and old school black metal sound starts off the album along with some grim screams, morbid sounding melodies and blast beats and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and in some parts of the songs the vocals get a bit more deep and the solos and leads go back to the 80's style of black metal.
Most of the songs go for either a first or second wave style of black metal while also mixing in some of the more thrashy parts that where also a huge part of the first wave and none of the songs have any modern influences and in the fast sections of the songs a great amount of tremolo picking is utilized and at times the music almost has a punk feeling and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses some songs bring in a small amount of atmospheric elements.
Arrogant Destruktor plays a style of black metal that is very raw in the second wave tradition while also mixing in a touch of first wave black metal and thrash to create some heavy music that is very heavy and old school, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover mythical, celestial, and fantasy themes.
In my opinion Arrogant Destruktor are a very great sounding old school black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Black War Machine" "Parasitic Roots Of Earth" and "The Divine Embers". 8 out of 10.