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GlobMetal Promotions & Metal 1on1 is proud to present a
dark abyssful Symphonic Gothic Metal act, with their
second release << Arcana Lament >>
FFO: Cradle Of Filth, HIM, Deathstars, Nox Arcana,
Theatres des Vampires
Band: Black Vatican
Home: USA (Kansas City)
Style: Symphonic Gothic Metal
Title: Arcana Lament
Release: 18th January 2020
PR: GlobMetal Promotions
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑: 𝕲𝖚𝖎𝖙𝖆𝖗 & 𝕭𝖆𝖘𝖘: The opening track is welcome to a pipe organ introduction, then hellish extreme hard-driven (melodic) riffing (with a Gothic Rock/Metal foundation) are unleashed. When reaching the third track, the music seems to change; where the symphonic/orchestral elements take the lead, with the extreme sections are banished into the background or vice versa, with deep dark pickings of the bass.
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑: 𝖁𝖔𝖈𝖆𝖑𝖘: A mixture of -Esque of Dani Filth’s (Cradle of Filth), Andreas "Whiplasher Bernadotte" Bergh (Deathstars), and female operatic/choir vocals.
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖗𝖚𝖒𝖘: Combination of catchy beats, that are cold in heavest, rawest, tempo changes with a crisp and clean sound.
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖁: 𝕺𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖆𝖑𝖑: If one can escape the Black Vatican, extreme conjurer intake sound of blackened Gothic metal with musical elements of symphonic. The listener is welcome to the nightmare-ish realm of Arcana, Vampiric, Morrigan’s Forest, Gothic Art, and other dark intakes.
Been a Symphonic Gothic Metal band, this band have an arcana way, of making a very dark unique music, from the extreme fast sounding environment to a dream-like lament / atmospheric gothic sound, Cradle of Filth/Deathstars-ish vocals, along with the image of black metal & Gothic/Victorian subculture & art, catchy music, beautiful melancholic feeling, fantastic job of making enjoyable full-length from start to end.
*full of energy*
* entertaining* *cold & dark* *entertaining*
*deliverance of extreme & lament music*
A dark abyssfull
terror & beauty of
extreme & lament music
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁: 𝕬𝖗𝖙𝖜𝖔𝖗𝖐: Like their music, being different and unique, the artwork does the same thing.
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑: 𝕺𝖚𝖙𝖘𝖙𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖓𝖌: Combining both extreme, lament/atmospheric & symphonic Gothic music
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖎𝖘𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊: none!
Isaac Byrd (drums)
Cole Roberts (guitar)
Erick Ramos (vocals, bass)
#01. Loss, Greed & Necromancy (05:08)
#02. The Alchemist (05:12)
#03. The Vistas (04:12)
#04. Witch of Scarborough Fair (04:37)
#05. Dreams of Hecate (07:07)
#06. Morrigan's Forest (05:32)
#07. Vampiric Combat (04:52)
#08. Again, the Vistas Again (03:47)
#09. Reincarnations of Dreams (06:26)
The Black Vatican (2018)
Arcana Lament (2020)