Acherontas, the mighty Greek Black Metal cult have recently come up with their 5th Full Length album ‘Ma-IoN (Formulas of Reptilian Unification)’. Forming in 2007, previously Acherontas have released 4 full length albums and a few number of splits, compilation and a live album as well. ‘Ma-IoN (Formulas of Reptilian Unification)’ has got out on February 27th, 2015 from World Terror Committee in CD format. This 11 tracks record plays more than an hour and I believe I would not be exaggerating if I say this one of the finest Black Metal records that I have been through in recent time!
The sound of ‘Ma-IoN (Formulas of Reptilian Unification)’ completely signifies the album title and the band as well. A superb mixture of occult and mystic sound with some very well written lyric! It wouldn’t be surprising if this record becomes a Black Metal classic in few years! As I was just talking about lyric, I just cannot resist myself from sharing this part of the lyric of the title track ‘Ma-IoN (Formulas of Reptilian Unification):
‘He who dares to unlock the night’s leaden gates and spill his own blood upon the pages of date, he who dates to meet that vile monstrous gaze that waits at the end of the infernal maze and dive without fear into the yawning abyss and steal from the wildest of witches a kiss. Yes, but he has the serpent of old come to bless with a light that blinds both life and Death’.
All the songs are so highly connected to each other so the album, as a whole, comes up with a great meaning. To talk about compositions, each and every single one are is perfection. The vocal work was tremendous. The recitation parts will shiver the listeners to death. Superb guitar works are worth mentioning. Soothing melodic guitar solos and killer riffs will be observed throughout the album. Again the distortion they have used is very raw which has become an absolute perfection for the songs. The bass line was very good and audible as well. The drummer did a great job. No flaws, no monotony. Great steady pace will be observed in different puts in all the songs.
Overall ‘Ma-IoN (Formulas of Reptilian Unification)’ is the best release to start 2015 for a diehard Metal fan. It is no easy listening. It is not for the ears made for easy going shits. Your eardrums need to blessed by the symphony of darkness and only Acherontas will show you the path of enlightenment in their ‘Formulas of Reptilian Unification’.
Stream the entire album from World Terror Committee bandcamp:
Acherontas V.Priest (Vocals, Guitars)
Saevus H. (Guitars)
Scorpios Androctonus (Keyboars, Backing Vocals)
Gionata Potenti (Drums)
Released: 27th February, 2015
Label: World Terror Committee