Acherontas- “Ma-IoN (Formulas of Reptilian Unification)”

Acherontas- "Ma-IoN (Formulas of Reptilian Unification)"

It’s safe to say that Greece has always been an underrated force in the eyes of the global black metal press. Save for the well deserved success of Rotting Christ, it’s uncommon to hear of a talented black metal band getting publicity or attention for their work. In 2015, it seems the tide is turning. With this video, I not only touch upon the groundbreaking new Acherontas release, Ma-IoN (Formulas of Reptilian Unification), along with compelling new albums from talented acts like Nocternity, Devathorn, and Kult of Taurus.

I hope you’ll join me in appreciating these works, as it’s all too easy for bands from Scandinavia and North America to get the majority of the push from the press, but it doesn’t always mean they’re the most deserving of the limelight. While Greece is hardly uncharted territory, it’s about time we start recognizing that the Mediterranean region is full of talent. What regions or nations do you feel have burgeoning communities that are relatively ignored by the press? Let’s chat about it. For the record, these releases can be obtained through W.T.C. Productions, Iron Bonehead, and Forever Plagued Records respectively.