Acârash

IN CHAOS BECROWNED DARK ESSENCE NORDIC BLACK’N’ROLL – WITH A DIS­TINCTLY DI­A­BOL­I­CAL EDGE

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Subterranea - DEAN BROWN

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,

GLORIOR BELLI

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