Roel de Haan : ‘Apricity’ is the second full-length by the Tasmanian horde Atra Vetosus. Atra Vetosus plays melodic/atmospheric black metal in a way that is very reminiscent of acts like Dawn, Mörk Gryning, Naglfar and of course Dissection. That means the black metal aggression is always accompanied by the (twin) harmonies and melodies. On ‘Apricity’ this formula is done proficiently. Even the song-writing is appropriately epic and lengthy. The screeching screams add that little touch of obscurity to the whole. However, besides these positive traits ‘Apricity’ has difficulties in delivering songs, riffs or moods that are really memorable. Probably due to their strict adherence to their preferred genre. In the end ‘Apricity’ is a proficiently executed emulation, but never becomes more than just that.