Kratos are a band from Romania that plays a mixture of goth, doom and dark metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Arlechino" which will be released in May by Inverse Records.
Dark sounding keyboards and after a minute the music goes into a heavier musical direction along with some death metal growls and they also mix the heavy and atmospheric parts together along with some symphonic elements and female vocals are also used quite a bit throughout the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
When screams are utilized they ad d elements of black metal onto the recording while the female vocals also give the music more of a goth feeling and on the later tracks the riffs start adding in more of modern metal style and the music sticks to mostly a slow or mid paced direction while also mixing in some 90's influences at times.
Kratos plays a style of goth/doom metal that is very melodic while also bringing in the heaviness of death metal and a touch of black metal to create their own dark style, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the universal evolution of the human spirit.
In my opinion Kratos are a very great sounding mixture of goth, doom and dark metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fishing" "Inner Chaos" "Three Times In A Lifetime" and "Reverse Effect". 8 out of 10.