Roundtable Review: Acheron – Kult des Hasses
Posted by Reggie
Release Date: N/A
Length: 57 Min
Genre: Death Metal
Studio Albums: First album with this new label.
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.
WarpRider – This is a solid death metal band that likes to take things to another level. Instead of focusing on solely groove or sheer speed, they incorporate both and at the same time douse the listener with, in some cases, long instrumental parts and solos. Their musicianship definitely adds a bit of flavor than some of the more narrow death metal bands. 3.5
Irmelinis – I can hear that Acheron’s “true late 80’s/early 90’s sound” is well executed and carefully put together on this album. Endlessly shredding guitars in catchy, dark songs, anti-religious cliché lyrics about demons and promiscuous ladies and a good amount of death-y vocals (with an impressive number of guest vocalists). It has everything you need in a solid, typical death metal record. 2.5
ChristopherMammal – On this, their eighth full-length album since 1992 and their first since 2009, Acheron continue their themes of three cheers for Satan, boo to Jesus, and let me lead you to suicide. That doesn’t bother me. God and demons have no meaning in my life, and I doubt if I’d kill myself because it’s an easy way to meet an imagined devil. It also doesn’t bother me that this album is not readily distinguishable from numerous others like it. It’s OK. 3.0
A Metal State of Mind Score – 3 out of 5