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Acârash | Descend to Purity

The Norwegian dark lords turn knowledge into power on their sophomore release.

Anybody can thrash and bash and smash and scream maniacally. The Norwegian dark lords of Acârash know there’s more to it than that. And they turn that knowledge into power on their second release Descend to Purity. Amongst their weaponry: The skill to play their instruments properly; the ability to write decent guitar riffs; the expertise to craft songs that fuse sludge, doom, thrash and a few other metal sub-genres into a sound all their own; a drummer who’s more interested in laying down a sinister groove that blasting away in hyperdrive; and a singer who sounds like he’s exhaling the ashes of cremated bodies every time he opens his mouth. Purity never sounded so magnificently evil.

THE PRESS RELEASE: “With a sound that feels as if it emerged not just from Oslo, but from the depths of one of the city’s burial crypts, Acârash presents their latest dark creation Descend to Purity — an album that embraces the true Norwegian tradition, whilst managing to forge a sound that blends Hard Rock together with Black Metal. It is a sound in which esoteric poetry and ritualistic contemplation are central to the music, and mirror the nuances in both sound and musical contrasts.”