Acherontas are a band from Greece that plays a very atmospheric, heavy, dark, melodic, raw and primitive from of occult black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Amenti" which was released by W.T.C.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the keyboards bring a very dark, atmospheric, avant garde and occult sound to the music along with some ritualistic sound effects, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast occult black metal riffs that utilize some raw and primitive elements as well as some dark sounding melodies in the riffing, while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic sounding black metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to add more esoteric, exotic and ritualistic occult elements to the recording.
Vocals range from grim sounding and high pitched black metal screams to deep demonic growls as well as some clean singing, spoken word parts, and occult ritualistic chanting, while the lyrics cover Egyptian Occultism, Alchemy and Left Hand Path themes, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound to it with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Acherontas are very great sounding dark, melodic, raw and primitive occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Amenti -The Lamp Ov The Desert" "Set Triumphant - Nubti" and "Wines Of Blood And Pestilence". RECOMMENDED BUY.