Black Cult are a band from Croatia that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw, melodic and satanic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Cathedral of the Black Cult" which will be released in July by Another Side Recordings.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the album along with some grim black metal screams being added onto the recording a few seconds later and the riffs also bring in melodies at times that are very heavily Swedish influenced while the faster sections of the songs bring in a great amount of blast beats.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic fashion and the faster riffs also bring in a great amount of tremolo picking which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling and there are some songs that also introduce clean singing and classical guitars onto the album while the focus remains more on a heavier style and they close the album with a cover of Motorhead's "King Of The Worm".
Black Cult creates another recording that remains true to the raw and melodic satanic black metal style of the previous release, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness, occultism and satanism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Black Cult and if you are a fan of raw, melodic and satanic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Black Cathedral" "Until The Devil Takes Us" "Hierophant" and "Ego te Absolvo". 8 out of 10.