Acranius – Reign Of Terror- Album review 7/10 \m/

Acranius

Reign Of Terror

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Album release date:  January 27, 2017

Kevin – Vocals
Björn – Guitar
Lars – Bass
Rob – Drums

 

 

Reign of Terror starts out with a solid introductory track beginning with radio transmissions growing in volume and fading in,  then the drums and guitar kick things off musically to break this song out of its package. And also to give the listeners a simple two minute acclimation period to get adjusted to the brutal slamming death garnished with a dose of groove.  They follow up  that with Kingmaker This song starts out with the drums getting started with a ten second set up and then the song takes on the personality of an armored tank. It’s a low and slow style song, with a killer groove on the guitars for the verses.I must admit that I was not expecting so much groove from these guys. I mean listening to Outlaw it has this virulent edge about it. And it’s not just the rhythm or the chorus. I mean everything about this song is magnetic.  The drums are perfect, there is literally nothing more the drums needed to do, to accomplish something this satisfactory.  I mean quite frankly I just really dig Rob’s drum style. The sound of the drums is great, snare does not have a ping to it.  And it doesn’t seem like he puts too much thought into things like gravity blasts. In fact it seems like he wants the listener to be able to follow with the beat, but he pulls off some great sounding fills. For example the very beginning of Warpath is such a killer yet simple set up.  Alternating snare bass drum and the tom, and then rolling the bass with the rest of the fill and when you hear it, it is in fact a simple enough fill. But it’s the sound of the drums themselves, the tempo, and really the confidence Ron projects from his drumsticks. Speaking of Warpath let’s talk about that section right around the one minute mark. You know what I am talking about when you listen to the track. It’s going to hook you right away but if it doesn’t then the solo snare pop at the 1:20 mark followed by the drum fill and heavy dose of double bass is going to get you going. But the song hits that breakdown at 1:55 and that’s when shit has hit the fan in the pit. There is no way you can listen to this song without wanting to throw some haymakers. I just don’t see how it is possible after I have listened to it myself.  But they follow up with Battle Scars and holy shit does it have this solid thirty seconds of menacing brutal introduction.  Vocals come in only seconds after that killer intro. It’s a bit of a slower song coming in at around 120BPM but they seem to have this ability to get the listener hooked every song regardless of tempo, blasts, anything like that.  After spinning this album for a bit, I have come to really enjoy their sound. They have no gimmicks, they have no need to sound like anyone else. They don’t live by anyone’s rules, they just play a really catchy form of slamming death metal. Lastly they seal the deal on this album by ending with tracks like “The Executioner” (holy shit what a punishing track it is too), and “Died a Liar” They came to fuck shit up, it’s apparent that what they set out to accomplish was to make some slamming death that’s going to get you hooked and to detonate the pit when they play.  I really enjoy this album,  I was not expecting this album to have so many killer hooks it really is a rock solid album. 7/10\m/ go on an have a listen for yourself to the track Kingmaker

 

 
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