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Review: Acheron - Rites of the Black Mass
Rites of the Black Mass

Label: Vic Records
Year released: 2018
Originally released in: 1992
Duration: 44:31
Tracks: 20
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 3.25/5

Review online: August 17, 2018
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Rites of the Black Mass

Rated 4.17/5 (83.33%) (6 Votes)

This is not a new album but rather a remastered edition of Acheron’s 1992 debut. 20 tracks!? What!!! Well, it’s 10 intros and 10 actual songs. Fortunately, that’s not nearly as bad as one might think and the intros before each song kind of work. I don’t dislike this album, but I’m not particularly impressed either. The most interesting parts are the slower and heavier songs, which all have a dark and heavy atmosphere surrounding them. The faster tracks are decent, but nothing you haven’t heard before (but, let’s not forget that this was originally released in 1992, so this last comment likely didn’t apply back then). The vocals are a little tiring (and sound tired at times) and actually hurt a couple of good tracks. It’s one of those albums that’s good while it’s on but doesn’t leave much of an impression. I like their later stuff better.

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