Arkiak Excruciation are a band from Spain that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of war, black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Cursed Blood Of Doom" which was released by Duplicate Records.
A very fast, raw and brutal war metal sound starts off the album along with some death metal style melodies before adding in bestial growls and the songs also use a great amount of blast beats and the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they bring in a very melodic yet chaotic sound to the bands musical style and the riffs also mix in a great amount of 80's thrash influences while the vocals at times mix in the more grim side of black metal and they also bring in an avant garde instrumental before returning back to a heavier musical direction and the guitars also start utilizing more tremolo picking and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and they also bring in a brief intro before the last track.
Arkaik Excruciation creates another recording that takes the heaviest and rawest forms of war, black, death and thrash metal and mixes them together to create a very heavy and extreme recording, the production sounds very raw yet powerful while the lyrics cover dark, violent and occult themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Arkaik Excrciation and if you are a fan of war and black metal, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Night Of Sodom" "Anesthesic Ritual of Silence" and "Sadistic Scourge". 8/2 out of 10.