Arra are a solo project from the United States that plays an occult form of black metal and this is a review of his 2020 ep "I" which was released by Blasfemas Records.
Ritualistic sounding keyboards start off the ep along with a brief use of demonic spoken word parts before going into a heavier musical direction. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while the faster sections of the songs also add in a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Most of the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's era while dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the ritualistic elements and keyboards also return on some of the other tracks, when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark, melodic and old school style.
Arra plays a style of occult black emtal that is very old school and ritualistic sounding in the 90's tradition. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Occultism, Black Magick and Left Hand Path themes.
In my opinion Arra are a very great sounding occult black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Goat Ritual" and "Ancient Ones". 8 out of 10.