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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Praise the Name of Satan
  2. Prince of the North
  3. Leviathan
  4. Enraptured by Evil
  5. Choronzon
  6. Valley of the Crucified
  7. Bathykolpian Avatar
  8. Upon Coriaceous Wings
  9. Scapegoat
  10. Son of the Morning
  11. Becoming the Adversary
  12. Goddess Flesh

Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 4, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Earache Records
  • ASIN: B0000DZTM2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #378,482 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Sunshine the Werewolf on March 13, 2006
Format: Audio CD
AKERCOCKE - Choronzon
I have to admit I started with their latest album, Words that go Unspoken, Deeds that go Undone, so I was bit pessimistic to check out there back catalogue after hearing such a masterpiece.
Half way into the evil opening track all doubts were laid to rest... After a spine chilling 2 minute intro the track opens to a powerful assault of death metal fury followed by some trademark odd guitar ambiance that made their latest album so amazing. The Seven minute opener sets a relatively high standard for the rest of the album, luckily the rest of the album does not disappoint.
It is difficult to not judge this album in accordance to their latest release but truthfully this clearly demonstrates the progression this band has made in the last few years... Songs like Praise the Name of Satan, Leviathan, and Son of the Morning show the direction this band was heading.

As far as musicianship goes these guys may not be quite to the technical levels of say Nile (But then again, who is?) but they are still very talented. Also what ever they make lack in tech they easily make up in creativity and delivery... And don't get me wrong I'm certainly not slagging their musical abilities...
The Drumming is some of the more unique drumming I've heard in the DM Genre, the Guitar work is both brutal and beautiful, they utilize a lot of strange picking techniques and often layer some light electronic touches to further the dark atmosphere. Not to mention the fantastic solos very creative, yet they fit the songs perfectly. The Bass playing, though buried into the mix, provides a great platform for the other instruments to play off. The Vocals offer more variation in this album then most death metal Vocalist offer in their entire career.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 3, 2004
Format: Audio CD
After years of not really getting into these lads, I must say that "Choronzon" was a fine place to start... Mix together black metal blastbeats, Suffocation-style death metal, clean goth-rock vocals and plenty of Hammer Horror movies, and you'll have a wee idea of how cool this is...
It's incredibly well-produced, with some nice low end riffing and cookie monster vocals doing maximum damage to your ears. If you're wanting some high-brow death metal that could very well open the gates of Hell, look no further... Not for everyone, but if you're evil at heart, you'll surely be pleased...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ShadesOfGray on February 21, 2009
Format: Audio CD
"Choronzon" was my first exposure to Akercocke, and they rapidly became one of my all-time favorite bands. It wasn't long before I owned the rest of their catalog. I was hooked the moment the initial blastbeat after the intro to "Praise The Name Of Satan" kicked in. The dark, addictively melodic "Leviathan" was in my head for months after I first heard it, and "Enraptured By Evil" is one of the sickest metal songs I've ever heard. Another standout is "Becoming the Adversary". It's very difficult to label this band because they use a lot of different sounds. I'll just call them one of the best extreme metal bands in existence.

Few bands can incorporate a wide range of influences without making their music sound random and confused. But Akercocke successfully integrates elements of brutal death and black metal with melody and even some electronic influences ("Son of the Morning" is a good example). Vocalist Jason Mendonca is one of my favorites - few possess his versatility, with the ability to move from guttural, brutal death vocals to acidic, higher pitched black metal screams, and even sing clean vocals well. If I had one little nitpicking criticism, it would be that they didn't need to include so many little instrumentals, but that's a very minor complaint.

I highly recommend this, and also their next two albums.
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This marks my first review on Amazon. There are two reasons why I chose to review this cd, the first being that it was the last cd that I purchased and the second being that there aren't many reviews for this cd.

Akercocke are a hard band to pin a genre to. On 'Choronzon' they fuse Black Metal, Death Metal and just plain Metal itself into one sound. Unforntunately for me, these elements do not match up to the best in the subsequent fields. That said, there is some good material on offer here.

'Leviathan' is the standout track for me. The clean vocals and progressive type structure demonstrate the talent and diversity of the band. The guitar riffs on this track are probably the best on the album.

'Enraptured By Evil' and 'Son Of The Morning' are also very good songs. However for me, I get bored very quickly with many of the other tracks. When I listen to the cd I think of other Black Metal or Death Metal bands I could be listening to instead. As i mentioned before, the elements on their own that make up Akercocke's sound do not compare to some of my favourite Black Metal and Death Metal bands. Although you could argue that is what makes Akercocke unique, and I would agree with you. Akercocke are definately unique (just look at their image) but most of the songs on 'Choronzon' are pretty standard.

The Musicianship displayed on 'Choronzon' is one of the best aspects of the cd. The guitar solos are fast and plentiful. Some of the solo sections actually remind me of Slayer. The Drums provided by David Gray are well done, although with the occasional sloppy fill, but hey thats not unusual in metal drumming. The blast beats are extremly quick and there are some intersting grooves thrown in for good measure.
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