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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Arkana - Demoni (1996)

Genre: Dark/Death Metal
Country: Italy
Year: 1996

1. Presagio
2. Il Ritorno
3. Errtu
4. Demogorgon
5. Sangue Maledetto
6. Uomo e Bestia
7. Nuova Profezia

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Don't recognize the name? I'm not surprised; these guys are fucking obscure. Absolutely nothing is known about them, even the year they released this demo is disputed. Was it 1996 or 1998? I doubt anybody will ever know for sure. It's also interesting to note that a few websites list this demo as having four tracks, yet the copy I have distinctly has five. Huh. Oh well, this is definitely one for the ol' collection!

Mostly Dark Metal, still not quite sure what that is, but this isn't quite Death Metal. Everything about the instrumentation and vocals scream DM, but the way it's composed makes it seem a little different. The vocals are far back in the mix and sorta blend in and aren't your typical death grunt; more along the lines of a rasp. The entire demo just sounds dark in itself. We have spooky riffs and eerie organ music peeking out from the darkness and the slow to mid-paced melodies and drums help to define the brooding, doomy sound. Very cool. Recommended because it's just so cool.

Thanks, entity!

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