With their music imbued with esoteric poetry and ritualistic contemplation, Occult Metallers ACÂRASH have today released their second-full length album. Titled “Descend to Purity”, the album is a masterful blend of Hard Rock and Black Metal that explores and expands the boundaries of Rock with a sound that varies between raw catchiness, dark introspection, and progressive doom.
ACÂRASH’s lineup, which includes Sølve Sæther on drums, Lukas Paulsen on guitars and Anlov P. Mathiesen on bass and vocals, has created a distinctive sound that is founded on the pillars of the 80s and 90s avant-garde rockers THE VOID and which respects and embraces tradition whilst at the same time bringing something new and fresh to the table.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ruben Willem at the Caliban Studios in Oslo, track listing for “Descend to Purity” is as follows:
1. Descend to Purity
2. Satanic Obsession
3. Desecrate. Liberate.
4. Goat, Skull, Ritual Circle
5. Below Ceremonial
6. Three Knives
7. Steel Hunter
8. Red Stone Betrayal
Describing “Descend to Purity”, as “A vessel for justice, strength and revenge”, ACÂRASH recently had this to say about the album:
This album is a potent cocktail of visionary blackened doom and primitive heavy metal. Emerging from dark spiritual clarity and hard work, the music conquers and transforms.
Transformation through suffering. Conquest through purity.
“Descend to Darkness” is out today, 29th May, on Dark Essence Records, and is available in CD, Gatefold vinyl and Digital formats from all the usual retailers and streaming services as well as the following:
Digital Streaming and Download Services: https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/Acarash_DescendToPurity
More information about ACÂRASH can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/acarash/
A lyric video for the track “Satanic Obsession” from “Descend to Darkness” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/5kNgZLvY2W8
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