Arroganz are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very brutal form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Tod & Teufel" which will be released in November by FDA Rekotz.
A very distorted and melodic sound starts off the album and a few seconds later spoken word parts are added into the music and after the intro the music starts to get a lot more heavy along with some grim black metal screams and deep death metal growls and after awhile blast beats are added into the music.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them with the faster parts being very brutal and the slower sections having some elements of doom metal to them and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When solos and leads are added into the music they add more melody into the bands musical style and they also have some distortion pedal effects being utilized at times and they are only utilized rarely with the music focusing more on a brutal style of blackened death metal and there is never a soft moment present anywhere on this recording.
Arroganz creates some very brutal blackened death metal on this recording while also having a decent amount of melody and slow doom metal riffs which makes their style have more of an original feeling, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Satanism and Occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Arroganz and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this recording, RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "One Death" "Demon's Heart" "All Light Is A Lie" and "Alles". 8 out of 10.