After a 7 year hiatus if you are familiar with Reading based tech-metallers The Arusha Accord, you won’t be disappointed with their comeback release titled ‘Juracan’ which leads all previous roots of the heavy riffs and crazed hard-to-follow patterns drawing inspiration from their past while exploring new horizons.
One thing I have always loved about these guys is the bass lines being so punchy with the slapping tones given from the technique used. Notably from their new release they have bought in much more clean vocal use, which I believe is a step in the right direction as they are clearly a strength. With powerhouse tracks in Blackened Heart and Vultures leading to the diverse twist of down-paced tracks The Road and Beneath The Dull Tree. The closing 7 minute track The Dark Pane is a literal portrayal of the other tracks from the EP utilising every aspect of sound from a beautiful opening of clean vocals while the extreme speed of their gifted instrumentalists to the down tempo that was previously heard from the previous two tracks.
With the long awaited return, it is a crushing one at best! I’m hoping for nothing but the best success in the new era of The Arusha Accord as they deserve to share the spotlight with other top British Metal titans such as The Architects.