Arcano Arconite are a solo project from Brazil that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a very atmospheric and satanic form of black metal and this is a review of his 2020 album "A lua morta sobrea terra negra" which was released by Old Metal Rites.
Ambient style synths start off the album before going into a heavier direction on the second track. Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams while all of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them and most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark yet melodic style while also adding in some modern and atmospheric touches. Synths also make a return on some of the later tracks as well as adding in a variety of many different sounding keys, melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing.
As the album progresses a brief use of clean playing and samples can also be heard, when tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the music more of a raw feeling and all of the songs also stick to either a slow or mid tempo style along with a later track also being an ambient instrumental. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Portuguese and cover Satanism, Darkness, Death, Historical and Misanthropic themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Arcano Arconite and if you are a fan of atmospheric and satanic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A espera da morte" "Erzebeth Bathory" and "Varcolaci". 8 out of 10.