ACHERONTAS – Amarta (Formulas of Reptilian Unification Part II)
Six full length and a decade in and Greek esoteric crusaders Acherontas have unearthed the treasure once again. Amarta showcases all that Acherontas does so well – beautifully melodic guitar work, crushingly brutal blasting, mesmerising control over rhythm and pacing, otherworldly atmosphere and a ritualistic feeling that is both uncomfortable and a good place to be simultaneously.
The artists involved have clocked up hours of studio and stage time between this and other acts and it shows in the maturity and poise of the song-writing and the assured musicianship. Amarta is one of those strange albums that delivers right from the start but because it is so dynamic and contains so many layers, it continues to deliver long after that first encounter. Definitely worth the price of admission.