Laracna are a solo project from Brazil that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a very raw and old school form of black metal with elements of death metal and this is a review of his self released 2021 ep "Nec Spe Nec Metu".
A very fast and raw sound starts off the ep along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are in between black metal screams and death metal growls while dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing as well as the music also being very heavily rooted in the 90's era.
All of the drum beats are programmed while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. The songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also adding in a good amount of dark metal elements as well s the solos and leads also remaining true to an old school style when they are utilized and all of the music also sticks to a heavier direction.
On this recording Laracna plays a style of black metal that is very raw and old school sounding as well as adding in some touches of dark and death metal to make the music more dark and aggressive sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in as mixture of Portuguese and English and cover Anti Religion, Philosophy and History themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from laracna and if you are a fan of raw and old school black metal with some touches of dark and death metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cursed God" and "Deo Tacita". 8 out of 10.