Achral Necrosis are a 1 man band from LaVeta, Colorado that plays a very raw and atmospheric, and occult form of black metal and this is a review of his 2014 album "Sanguinis Sigilum" which was released by Luciferian Moon Records.
A very dark and ritualistic sound along with some clean playing starts off the album giving the music an ambient and atmospheric feeling along with some programmed beats in the background and after awhile the music starts going into more of a black metal direction and also brings in grim screams and the songs also bring in a decent amount of melody.
When the music speeds up it starts bringing in more of a raw style of black metal while some parts also bring in clean playing that makes the music sound more ritualistic and atmospheric and the later tracks also bring in more of a powerful sounding bass guitar and a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, melodies can be heard throughout the recording in both the riffs and guitar leads along with a good balance between clean, atmospheric and heavy parts as well as most of the songs being very long and epic in length .
As the album progresses melodic occult chanting can be heard briefly in some of the tracks and halfway through the album there is an instrumental that brings out even more of a ritualistic direction while the following tracks see the return to a heavier direction, one of the tracks brings in a brief use of acoustic guitar playing which also makes the music sound more raw and chaotic when the heavy parts return and in the songs where synths are utilized the music brings in more of an atmospheric feeling.
Achral Necrosis plays a style of black metal that is very grim, raw, and atmospheric along with a great amount of diversity being present throughout the recording, the production sound s very powerful where you can hear all of the musical instruments while the lyrics cover Anti Cosmic Satanism, Luciferian, and Thelema themes.
In my opinion Achral Necrosis are a very great sounding raw and atmospheric occult black metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Daimonum" "Anti Cosmic Void" "Aeon Of Horus" and "Luna Luciferi". 8/5 out of 10.