This is a review of an older recording from U.S.A's Acheron which showed more of an earlier style of blackened death metal with some touches of doom/death metal and the ep was originally released in 1994 and called "Satanic Victory" and we be re-issued in 2022 by Vic Records with a couple of bonus tracks from their 1992 ep "Alla Xul".
A very slow, dark and heavy doom metal influenced sound starts off the ep while the vocals are mostly death metal growls. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies and black metal screams can also be heard at times.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very early 90's death metal style while some of the riffing also shows an influence of 80's metal. When the music finally speeds up a small amount of blast beats can also be heard and most of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction.
On this recording Acheron stuck to mostly a blackened doom/death metal style as well s mixing in a more satanic atmosphere. The production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover Satanism, Demonology, Anti Christianity and Necronomicon themes.
In my opinion this was another great sounding recording from Acheron and if you are a fan of satanic black, doom and death metal, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Seven Deadly Sins" "Power of Hell" and "All Xul":. 8 out of 10.