Arcanum Sanctum review at Zombie Ritual Zine

ARCANUM SANCTUM “Veritas Odium Parit”

Buil2Kill Records

This is another excellent young metal band from Russia, and I must say that the guitar work is amazing. Is nothing less than melodic death metal very influenced by the sound coming from Sweden (you know it, and is unnecessary name the list) and the production truly exceeded the expectative. Actually, it’s a quite good debut album for a young band formed in 2004. Music sounds very melodic, complex and founds the converging point of aggression and technique. As aforementioned, guitar work is astonishing; just listen to the arrangements and solos in tracks like “When Truth and Knife Unite”, or the ballad “Pain Imprints” which is an instrumental piece of metal with touches of progressive and keyboards. The only problem I have with this album is that Vadim Nalivaiko (Vocals, guitars and main composer) must search for something distinct, or take major risks in order to get away from the oversaturated genre. There are thousands of bands copying this melodic/aggressive sound, and it’s truly hard to distinguish who is who. Anyway, this is a truly good debut album. – Victor Varas