Rakitiko are a band from Argentina that plays a raw mixture of black, pagan, and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 album "La profecia pagana".
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them while the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of blast beats and the vocals bring in a mixture of angry melodic shouts and black metal screams.
A great amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing while the tremolo picking gives the songs a more raw feeling along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they also done in a melodic as well as the music also adding in elements of atmospheric, pagan and death metal and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses a brief use of acoustic guitars can be heard.
Rakitiko plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in pagan/black metal while also having a great amount of death metal influences in the riffing, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Spanish and cover Paganism themes.
In my opinion Rakitiko are a very great sounding mixture of pagan, black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Un millon de muertos" "La profecia" and "Por quien vos siempere estas". 8 out of 10.