Review: Arcana

“Inner Pale Sun”
(Cold Meat Industry)

While it appeared The Last Embrace, released over two years before Inner Pale Sun, was to be the final chapter in Arcana, which proves to not be the case. Peter Pettersson’s new album still features the neo-Gothic tone coloring, ethereal voices and rumbling drums for an effect like Dead Can Dance. This is the romantic edge of darkwave, eerie and mysterious but at the same time nostalgic, gentle and melodic.