Dendritic Arbor are a band from Pennsylvania that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black metal, crust, grindcore and noise and this is a review of their self released 2015 ep "Sentinent Village//Obscene Garden" which will released towards the end of December.
Avant garde sound effects start off the ep before going into a very fast musical direction that uses a great amount of blast beats and high pitched depressive black metal screams that also have a depressive tone to them at times and you can hear a technical approach to grindcore in some of their riffs along with some death metal growls.
At times the music can be very experimental in a more heavy and brutal fashion and some of the riffs also use a small amount of melody and on some of the later tracks technical death metal guitar solos and leads can be heard at times and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the ep progresses elements of noise are brought into the music on a more regular basis and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Dendritic Arbor continue the black metal, crust, grindcore and noise mixture of previous recordings while also getting more experimental and bringing in more elements of technical death metal and doom, the production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Dendritic Arbor and if you are a fan of black, doom, death metal, grindcore, crust and noise, you should enjoy this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Failed Manifestation" and "Latex". 8 out of 10.