Harakiri For The Sky are a band from Austria that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of post black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Arson" which will be released in February by AOP Records.
Tragic sounding keyboards and melodic guitar leads start off the album along with some heavy riffing a few seconds later while the vocals are mostly angry black metal screams as well a s all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to t hem and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs a more raw feeling while the tracks also mixes in a great amount of post rock elements along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the songs also getting very atmospheric at times and as the album progresses a brief use of acoustic guitars can also be heard and they close the album with a cover of Graveyard Lover's "Manifesto" which also brings in female vocals.
Harakiri For The Sky creates another recording that remains true to the atmospheric style of post black metal from their previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover depression and suicide themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Harakiri For The Sky and if you are a fan of atmospheric post black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fire, Walk With Me" "Heroin Waltz" and "Voidgazer". 8 out of 10.