When we talk about American
technical death metal,
it is necessary to listen carefully because the best works rarely become super
popular. The full length debut of ARA, the founded in 2012,
is composed under such a mark but
what is the achievement?
With no doubt, the music form of the quintet is complex especially toward
rhythms. The vocals of
are something like bubbling with a rather self-restricted range, and their
setting over the complex noisy instrumental forms makes them only with more
noise. The members of the band spread their powerful influences from the other
projects of theirs on which they worked before the forming of
(We speak about the band
in which play the drummer
and the guitar player
in a bit
without this to soften the guitars.
The connection of their vocalist with the
scene leads him to an aggressive singing without any ornamentation. This reminds
of the intimacy of the 90s between the hardcore
and here we’ve got complex rhythms added.
It is almost evident that the musicians gathered because of their necessity to
make a real heavy album. The carefully listening of "Devourer
to multitude of small discoveries that need too many efforts. The musicians
still cannot get out of their narrow shells to show their real potential. As if
the framework of the title and the elementary made artwork also pressed the
aspiration of the musicians. It would be satisfactory for the pretentious
listener that the album is not for one listening. It requires time, and as if
grows with this time. But it still remains as an introduction to something that
is not achieved.