IN CHAOS BECROWNED DARK ESSENCE NORDIC BLACK’N’ROLL – WITH A DISTINCTLY DIABOLICAL EDGE
A fine line exists between being inspired by another band’s style and just being a pale imitation. Unfortunately, Acârash become the latter too many times during In Chaos Becrowned, as Satyricon loom large throughout – and distractingly so. We’re talking post-Now, Diabolical here, as Acârash have appropriated
Satyr’s snarl and his Venomdevouring-AC/DC riff-rumble, albeit in less militaristic fashion since their drummer isn’t in Frost’s league. To their credit, Acârash do a decent job of replicating the Norwegian BM legends, but do we really need a less compelling version of an existing band currently in their prime? Their real potential is found when they run the distinctive strain of black’n’roll through a looser, doom-centred prism, as heard on the title track. If Acârash explore this angle fully and make their influences less glaring, maybe it’ll lead to a worthwhile album.
FOR FANS OF: SATYRICON, LUCIFER,