Acherozu are a band from China that plays a mixture of black and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Vendetta Ocean" which was released by Talheim Records.
Ritualistic soundscapes start off the album before going into a heavier direction while the riffing is also very heavily rooted in thrash metal. All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the vocals being mostly high pitched black metal screams and the solos and leads are done in a very dark and melodic style.
Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing while the music also has a lot of old school influences which they mix in with a more modern day aggression. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some blast beats also being added into the faster sections of the songs.
As the album progresses a brief synth instrumental is added onto the recording which also adds in a small amount of acoustic guitars before returning back to a heavier direction on the following tracks as well as some female vocals also being used briefly and the closing song is very long and epic in length. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are based upon the battle of the Yellow Sea in 1894 and a shaman that found alongside the Chinese army.
In my opinion Acherozu are a very great sounding mixture of black and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Demon Phantom" "Dragon Flags" "Gashan" and "Broken Waves: Manchuria Revelation". 8 out of 10.
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