Arallu are a band from Israel that plays a very raw form of black metal with elements of thrash and middle eastern music and this is a review of their 2017 album "Six" which will be released in September by Transcending Obscurity Records.
Ritualistic beats and middle eastern instruments start off the album along with some spoken word parts and after the intro the music starts going into a heavier direction while also retaining the elements they introduced on the intro and after awhile grim yet high pitched black metal screams are added onto the recording.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling and thrash influences along with a small amount of death metal growls are also used at times and all of t he musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the riffs also utilize a great amount of dark sounding melodies and melodic chants and singing can also be heard briefly.
Arallu creates another recording that remains true to the raw mixture of black and thrash metal with middle eastern music influences from previous releases, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover Mesoptamia, Satanism, Occultism, War and Philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Arallu and if you are a fan of middle eastern black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Only One Truth" "Subordinates Of The Devil" and "Victims Of Despair" and "Soulless Soldier". 8 out of 10.