Carpatus are a band from Brazil that plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Malus Ascendant" which was released by Black Lion Productions.
A very fast and raw sound along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats start off the album along with some high pitched black metal screams while also mixing in atmospheric elements in the heavier sections of the songs and the songs bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
A decent amount of melody can be heard in the guitar riffing and the music also brings in a great amount of 90's second wave influences and when guitar leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic fashion and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with some of the tracks being very long and epic in length and some songs also bring in a small amount of classical guitars and melodic singing and chants.
Carpatus plays a style of black metal that is very raw and melodic in the mid 90's tradition along with some Swedish and Norwegian influences, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover desolation and pain themes.
In my opinion Carpatus are a very great sounding raw and melodic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Cold Autumn Sunrise" and "From A Deadful Past". 8 out of 10.