Acranius are band from Germany that plays a very brutal and slamming form of death metal with some elements of hardcore and this is a review of their 2017 album "Reign Of terror" which will be released on January 27th by Rising Nemesis Records.
Spoken word and horror movie samples start off the album before going into a more heavy and brutal musical direction along with some deep death metal growls and the songs also mix in a decent amount of hardcore style breakdowns while the mid tempo sections mix in elements of slam and there is also a small amount of melody in some of the riffing.
When the music speeds up a great amount of brutal blast beats can be heard and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and none of the songs ever use any guitar solos and leads and the album also remains very heavy and brutal form beginning to ending of the recording.
Acranius plays a style of slam death metal that is very brutal and the hardcore influences makes the music stand out a lot more, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover gore, death and triumph themes.
In my opinion Acranius are a very great sounding mixture of hardcore and brutal slam death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Kingmaker" "Built On Tradition" "Warpath" and "Died A Liar". 8 out of 10.