Friday, February 3, 2012

Rites of the Black Mass

Going back to 1992 and the bullshit town of Tampa Florida with Rites of the Black Mass, the first official full length LP from Acheron, the oft overlooked veterans of no frills Satanic Death Metal. I think Acheron get a a bad rap, they sound much like the no-frills Death Metal of Nunslaughter but seem to get only a small percent of the attention. Perhaps my favorite aspect to Rites of the Black Mass is the intros that preface every song. Acheron are loyal subjects of Satan, and opt to name drop as many demons as they can within their songs. It may seem a bit like these adepts are sucking up, but I think their devotion to deviltry is just that devout. Acheron mailman Vincent Crowley was even a reverend in the Church of Satan, but has since left the fold. If you like your Death Metal simple, punchy, and slathered in good old fashion orthodox devil-worship then Acheron is for you. If you are some pious do-gooder fuckstick, back the fuck away slowly and never speak of this again.

6 comments:

lkajfdslkjdfo said...

I have heard one Acheron (and maybe some of an early demo) song, but yes, I have no idea why they've become slightly derided. Kind of like how everyone suddenly started making fun of Testament (first album rules)

Brian said...

i dont know if im the first to say it but i think "bullshit town" would make an incredible band name. of course it'd have to be a hardcore band but still. i love that description so much.

this sounds interesting and i want to hear it...alas i am at work but nonetheless there is always tonight.

thanks aesop.

Aesop said...

First TWO Testament albums rule. Locally they got the rep as being "thrash for girls"

eli said...

achereon is WAY better then nunslaughter, and im a fan of both

Grk! said...

I thought the keyboard interludes were the least good aspect of the album. Not nearly as effective as Beherit's.

Unknown said...

"Ave Satanas" has to be noted for such a heavy and morbid atmosphere. I don't know if I still really liked this album or not (it's probably 15 years since I've listened to it), since the only other stuff that I've heard of theirs is the "Alla Xul" EP. Another band fucked over by Turbo Records!!!