Atra Vetosus


Apricity Review

There are indeed aspects of conventional black metal aggression in these songs, but they do also include many interesting twists and turns — sublime interludes, considerable variety in the vocals (with livid cries, reverent clean vocal harmonies, and something close to throat singing, to go along with the piercing black shrieks), soaring panoramic melodies, swirling folk-like arpeggios, and an overarching mythic atmosphere.

I also enjoyed the vibrant bass work in this well-balanced mix… though all the performers seem to have a keen grasp on what they’re doing, and what they’re doing is inspirational.

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Apricity Review

“Ever Falling Snow” is about as perfect of an example as it gets when it comes to creating a great atmospheric black metal song. Atra Vetosus clearly knows that even the most strong, atmospheric compositions are founded upon simple structures and patterns. It’s the simplicity built-upon by layering and harmonies that make a song like “Ever Falling Snow” what it is.

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