In medicine, acrania is a partial or complete absence of the cranium. Progressive metalheads in Acrania embrace the same sentiment when it comes to their music, embracing not only the hard and heavy death and thrash metal conventions, but also more melodic progressive song structures as well as Latin and even Jazz elements.
The band was formed in Mexico City in 2001 under the name of Necrofilia, although their first studio EP, In Peaceful Chaos, was not recorded and released until 2007 under the name Acrania, this due to experimenting and personal musical growth between the members of Acrania which aspired to be able to find the perfect balance between Latin Jazz and Metal as well as complementing their music with other instruments outside those "typically metal" ones.
There are plenty of bands out there that are fast and loud and pretty good at it, other bands might be noisier, or spend years perfecting their gutural vocals, but no other band across todays metal spectrum can top the inventive that Acrania has shown flinging around Latin interludes (that go all the way from Samba, to Bossanova, to Salsa and more!), Typical Mexican rhythms and Jazzy riffs.
"Acrania begins to make a name in the scene this due to the pursuit of originality, blending elements that are becoming popular globally, as is the hardness of death metal with the passion of jazz, always on the sidelines of the art and purity of the instruments.
This is their first full-length and in it the experimentation of their music adds saxophone, congas, trumpets and explosive melodies. They are currently promoting this production in Europe.
Notably, the CD art was done by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Atheist, Sodom)."
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