Aran Angmar are an international band with members from Greece and the Netherlands that plays an occult form of black metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "Black Cosmic Elements" which was released by Time Tombs Productions.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats. Vocals are mostly angry sounding black metal screams along with the tremolo picking also giving the songs more of a raw feeling and the solos and leads also add in a lot of melody.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while some of the vocals and riffing also showing an influence of death metal. Classical guitars can also be heard on a couple of tracks along with one of the songs also introducing spoken word parts onto the album as well as one of the songs also being an instrumental.
Aran Angmar plays a style of occult black metal that is very melodic sounding as well as mixing in elements of death metal to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Ancient Lore and Necromancy themes.
In my opinion Aran Angmar are a very great sounding melodic occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Into the Lawless Abyss" and "Black Cosmic Elements". 8 out of 10.