Arria Paetus are a band from Anchorage, Alaska that plays a very raw and misanthropic form of black metal and this is a review of their self titled 2016 album which was released by Lycaean Triune.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the album along with some grim yet high pitched black metal screams a few seconds later and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of morbid sounding melodies and demonic growls are also used in some parts of the songs and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard.
During the faster sections of the songs the music brings in a very raw black metal feeling that is heavily influenced by the French LLN style and the guitar solos and leads are done in a very dark and melodic fashion while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and clean guitars can also be heard briefly in certain sections of the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Arria Paetus plays a style of black metal that is very raw and old school in the French tradition of the genre, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover misanthropy, social repulsion and alcohol themes.
In my opinion Arria Paetus are a very great sounding raw and misanthropic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Slash Your Flesh, Drink To Death" "Of Concrete And Loss" and "Cave". 8 out of 10.