Arriver are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a very progressive form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their 2016 ep "Emeritus" which was released by Scioto Records.
A very dark yet melodic guitar lead starts off the ep and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and you can also h ear a touch of post hardcore in the guitar riffing will the vocals bring in a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams and the music also gets very progressive at times.
Melodies can be heard in some of the guitar riffing and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and clean singing can also b e heard at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and clean singing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and clean guitars along with full chords can be heard briefly towards the end of the ep..
Arriver plays a musical style that takes progressive, death and black metal and mixes it with hardcore, noise rock, and post punk to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon the Chernobyl incident of 1986.
In my opinion Arriver are a very great sounding progressive blackened death metal band and if you are looking for something that is very different, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Demon Core" and "Emeritus". 8 out of 10.