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Arcane Ritual: Witch-Heart

Arcane Ritual is a gothic metal band having formed in 2015 in the San Francisco Bay area. The band is actually a duo; Teresa Camp (vocals) and Jarek Tatarek (all instruments). On their new album guest musician David Rivera plays violin on “Sea Of Darkness”. The band released an EP titled Enemy of the State which I have not heard, followed by their full length debut Witch-Heart which came out in early March of this year.

The disc kicks off with a bang with the dark and moody gothic metal of the title track. It’s a powerful tune with Camp’s strong lead vocals and Tatarek’s hooky guitar riffs. The next track “The Last Saviour” is heavier with crushing guitar riffs set at a furious pace. Camp’s vocals are more aggressive here suiting the overall heavier mood. On the catchy “Shifting Perception” the duo keep up the energetic pace with keyboards having a more dominant role supplementing the heavy guitar riffs very nicely. The shifting rhythms and start/stops showcases Tatarek’s considerable musicianship. More moody metal can be found on the darkly nuanced “Elemental Flames” and on the eight minute “The Storm” featuring excellent guitar, both acoustic and electric and Camp’s dynamic vocals.

Witch-Heart is a promising debut album from a band I expect to get even better on their next album. Recommended.

Track Listing:
1. Witch-Heart
2. The Last Saviour
3. Shifting Perception
4. Elemental Flames
5. The Storm
6. Too Little, Too Late
7. Make Believe
8. Sea Of Darkness
9. The Long Good Bye

Added: May 2nd 2019
Reviewer: Jon Neudorf
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Related Link: Band's Official Site
Hits: 160
Language: english

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