Arcana are a band from Sweden that has been around for more than 20 years and plays an atmospheric mixture of neo-classical, goth, folk and dark ambient and this is a review of their 2017 album "Petrichor" which will be released in November by Cyclic Law.
Dark and atmospheric ambient style synths start off the album along with some acoustic guitars a few seconds later while the music also mixes in a great amount of neo-classical elements and when female vocals are utilized they give the songs more of an operatic and ethereal feeling.
One of the tracks is an instrumental while the acoustic guitars on some of the later tracks add in elements of neo folk along with some male vocals and spoken word parts also being utilized at times and one of the tracks is 15 minutes in length, when percussion is utilized it gives the music more of a tribal, shamanistic and ritualistic feeling and throughout the recording you can also hear a great amount of variety.
Arcana plays a musical style that takes atmospheric dark ambient, goth, folk and neo-classical and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover darkness and nature themes.
In my opinion Arcana are a very great sounding mixture of atmospheric, dark ambient, goth, folk and neo classical and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Emperor Of The Sun" 'As Night Turns To Day" "Precious Stone" and "For Our Continuity". 8 out of 10.