Filling the void left by an awesomely technical band but with horrible vocals like Arch Enemy we have Arsis. Arsis for the people that don’t know them yet, play Technical Melodic Death Metal in the same vein than Arch Enemy does, but with a more suitable vocal sound that does not get annoying after a couple of songs.
Hailing from the USA, Arsis is not new to the metal scene they have been around since 2000 and have released three full-length albums before their latest opus “Starve For The Devil”.
Arsis has been refining their musical style for a few years now, and finally with “Starve For The Devil” they have reached new heights with their amazing guitar work. In the vein of most Technical Melodic DM bands they have killer solos and crazy guitar lines that are perfectly crafted to create Metal anthems in every single song they write.
The vocals like I previously mentioned are very solid and sound according to the music, not like Arch Enemy. The band does not rely on any gimmick other than their amazing musical skills to shine and shine with brilliance in our opinion. Musically “Starve For The Devil” is up there with any of the Arch Enemy albums, and in some places might sound quite similar to their style, but manages to pull through by a few inches into first place in our book.
We can talk all day about the musical brilliance of Arsis and their great guitar work, awesome drumming and such, but we will leave it to the reader to discover them on their own if they haven’t done so far. For fans of the band, we can say that “Starve For The Devil” is the band’s best work to date, and we hope they keep improving. For people interested in Technical music, you will love this album since it features very well written songs that flow together in a very cohesive album unlike many we review.
|Album: Starve For The Devil
|Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release: February 9th, 2010
|Genre: Technical Melodic Death Metal